San Juan City COVID-19 cases down to less than 150

Published October 25, 2021, 3:58 PM

by Patrick Garcia

San Juan City once again saw a sharp decline in active COVID-19 cases, Mayor Francis Zamora said on Monday, Oct. 25.

Mayor Francis Zamora

In a Facebook post, Zamora said that the city has 140 active COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 24, a 88 percent decline from 1,123 cases last Sept. 16.

“Let us all continue to follow health and safety protocols and exercise discipline in order for the numbers to go down even further especially now that we have started vaccinating minors aged 12-17,” Zamora said.

The local government unit (LGU) started on Oct. 22 the inoculation of children aged 12 to 17 after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the vaccination of minors against COVID-19.

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, together with National Task Force Consultant Dr. Ted Herbosa, Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Roger P. Tong-An, and Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya led the vaccination of 140 minors with comorbidities at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center.

Zamora said the vaccination of minors is in time for the proposed resumption of face-to-face classes which was halted due to the pandemic.