DESPITE no report yet of COVID-19 Delta variant case in the city, Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan warned on the possible entry of the deadly virus in the city following the reported two cases of the highly contagious variant in Metro Manila.
“Nagkaroon kami ng meeting kahapon kasama ang Metro Manila Mayors, IATF, at DOH kung saan tinalakay ang Delta variant na sadyang napakamapanganib. Pumasok na ang Delta variant sa NCR, mayroon na sa ibang mga lungsod,” Mayor Oca said in his statement on Monday.
Mayor Oca ordered the Caloocan City Police to strictly monitor all gatherings that would be taking place in the city and rigorously implements minimum health protocols to avoid the spread of the deadly variant.
“Lahat ng mga gatherings tingnan at imbestigahan agad, una, kung mayroong permit. Pangalawa, tingnan ‘yung lugar kung safe. Actually, wala nang safe ngayon dahil nariyan lang palagi ang banta ng COVID-19, kaya kailangang i-monitor lahat ng mga barangay,” Mayor Oca pointed out.
The city chief executive also summoned officials in every barangays and ordered them to be more proactive in the enforcement of IATF guidelines in their respective communities.
Mayor Oca advised his constituents to be more careful and mindful of their health as he encouraged everyone to follow minimum health protocols.