4 Cebu areas may reach Level 1 status due to high vax rates

Department of Health – Central Visayas chief pathologist Dr. Mary Jean Loreche (left) (File photo)

CEBU CITY – Four out of nine localities in Metro Cebu are qualified for de-escalation of quarantine restrictions for its high vaccination rate among senior citizens.

Of the nine local government units (LGUs) in Metro Cebu, the cities of Mandaue and Talisay and the municipalities of Minglanilla and Cordova qualified.

Mandaue City reported a 91-percent rate; Minglanilla, 80 percent; Talisay City, 77 percent; and Cordova, 73 percent.

“Cebu City has 66.17 percent so it needs to ramp up vaccination some more to get the remaining 1.83 percent,” Department of Health – Central Visayas chief pathologist, Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, said in a presser at the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center on Monday.

Lapu-Lapu City is at 51 percent, Naga City and Liloan at 52 percent, and Consolacion, 51 percent.

Loreche said an LGU needs to vaccinate at least 68 percent of the eligible elderly population before it can shift to Alert Level 1.

Under Alert Level 1, indoor and outdoor capacities are allowed and everyone can have intrazonal and interzonal travels regardless of age and comorbidities.

All establishments or activities can operate or be held at total capacity consistent with minimum public health standards.

Region 7’s Bohol, Cebu Province, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, and Negros Oriental are under Alert Level 2 until March 15. (PNA)

Credit belongs to : www.pna.gov.ph

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