By Junex Doronio
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — For seven straight days now, no case of novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection was reported in this city as Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on Monday advised his constituents to strictly observe the health and safety protocols and never let their guard down.
“Malipayon nakong ipahibalo kaninyu nga wala na poy bag-ong kaso sa Covid-19 sa atong syudad human nato madawat ang gatosan ka mga resulta gikan sa mga indibidwal nga mipaubos og mass swab testing. Usa na pod ka dakong kalampusan ang atong nakab-ot karon ug kana tungod sa inyung makanunayong kooperasyon sa atong mga balaod (I am happy to inform you that there is no new case of Covid-19 in our city after we received the results of the swab testing of hundreds of individuals. We have achieved another victory due to your continued cooperation and compliance of our laws),” Chan told his constituents via his official Facebook post.
Lapu-Lapu City, capital of Mactan island and an independent highly-urbanized city in Cebu province named after the country’s first hero who fought and vanquished foreign invaders, had been tallying single-digit numbers of daily cases since the start of September.
Lapu-Lapu City’s lowest number of new cases was recorded on September 5, with only one additional case of Covid-19, and on October 10, the first zero case was reported.
On November 9, the Lapu-Lapu City government launched a free mass swab testing.
But on November 17, there seemed to be a spike with 94 active cases of Covid-19.
Since last Tuesday, December 1, no case of Covid-19 was reported.
“Ato lang gyud ipadayon kung unsa man ang atong mga nasugdan ug dili lang gyud kita mokompyansa. Excited nako nga mabalik sa normal ang tanan (We only have to continue what we have started and never be complacent. I am excited that things will be back to normal),” Chan said. (AI/MTVN)