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Negrenses urged to get vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The Philippine College of Physicians-Negros Occidental chapter is urging residents of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to have themselves vaccinated as soon as possible, due to the threat posed by the more contagious Covid-19 Delta variant.

In an advisory dated Aug. 5, the PCP-NOC, chaired by Dr. Ronel Sario, warned that Negros Occidental is now surrounded by provinces with reported Delta variant cases.

The group of Negrense doctors warned that the Delta variant is very contagious, easily transmissible and causes complicated Covid-19 infections.

The Department of Health earlier clarified that it had not monitored the Delta variant in Bacolod City, or Negros Occidental, contrary to reports, but noted four cases in Panay Island.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson earlier admitted that they are not ready if the Delta variant comes to Negros Occidental, although Capitol is preparing for it.

The PCP-NOC advised the public to follow the APAT health protocols, such as Air circulation and ventilation, Physical distancing one meter or more, Always using face masks and face shields, and Time of interaction, if needed, should be less than 15 minutes.

“This pandemic is still far from over. Let us be more watchful of our actions because this virus, knows no age, gender, nor status,” it added.

Cases in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have been significantly dropping in the past few days.

As of Aug. 5, Negros Occidental had 1,103 active cases from its peak of 2,400 in the past few weeks, while Bacolod City logged 819 active cases.*

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