ANOTHER member of the House of Representatives was tested positive for COVID-19.
This was the second time Abra Rep. JB Bernos was afflicted with the virus.
Bernos said he was already fully vaccinated and had his booster shot, the reason why he only experienced mild symptoms.
“As advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing home quarantine, isolated from the rest of my family who, by the grace of God, have all tested negative. Please include me in your prayers and for all people affected by this dreaded disease. Let us continue to observe health protocols and get vaccinated when available,” Bernos said in a statement.
In a related story, San Jose Del Monte Rep. Florida “Rida” P. Robes said that her district has achieved an 82.89 percent vaccination rate of its target population because of the massive vaccination and information drive being implemented by the city since last year.
In this connection she called on Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to conduct another round of massive vaccination drive to help address the exponential increase in Covid-19 cases.
“We need to have another massive vaccination drive like what we had last year when we allotted three days to ramp up inoculating at least 9 million people all over the country. The Filipino people should be given sufficient access to life-saving vaccines to give them better protection against Covid-19, especially the highly transmissible Omicron variant,” Robes said.
As of January 11, 2022, the Philippines has administered around 115 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines with 58 million receiving the first dose and more than 53 million fully vaccinated. Around 3.8 million had received booster shots.