MANILA – Once Covid-19 cases in the city decrease, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco said It would be easier to decide on reopening the economy.
With a more stringent implementation of health protocols, Tiangco is optimistic that cases will go down.
As of Sunday, the city still has 939 active cases but 6,191 out of 7,349 infected have recovered.
“Nagawa na natin ito noon kaya tiwala tayong kakayanin din natin ito ngayon (We have done this before and I am confident that we can do it again),” Tiangco said in a Facebook post on Monday.
He urged residents to continue wearing masks and face shields in public places at all times. They should also observe one to two-meter social distancing, wash hands regularly and go out only when necessary.
“Hindi lamang po sarili ang mapapangalagaan natin kundi pati ang ating kapwa (This is not only for your own safety but also for the protection of others),” he said.
Tiangco called on the public to cooperate with the government to combat the prevailing health crisis.
“Ang ating pagtutulungan at pagkakaisa ang magtatawid sa atin sa pandemya (Our cooperation and unity will save us from the pandemic),” he said.
Residents who may experience Covid-19 symptoms should immediately consult health professionals, he advised.
Emergence of new variants
Tiangco also cautioned his constituents on the emergence of the new strains, like the B.1.1.7. or UK variant and B.1.351 or South African variant.
Based on the latest report issued by the Department of Health, there are 10 confirmed cases of new variants in eight villages in Navotas – Bagumbayan South, Daanghari, Navotas East, Navotas West, NBBS Kaunlaran, San Jose, and Sipac Almacen.
Patients were immediately isolated and their close contacts identified. (PNA)