Oca Mayor Oca Malapitan presides over a virtual meeting with barangay and city hall officials Photo courtesy of Caloocan PIO

Mayor Oca, bgy execs discuss COVID situation

October 14, 2021 Edd Reyes 178 views

CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar Malapitan met with barangay officials on a virtual meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the COVID-19 situation and other important matters.

Also attended the virtual meeting were officials of Caloocan-Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, city health officials, department heads and bureau chiefs.

Aside from the COVID-19 situation, Mayor Oca also discussed in the virtual meeting the status of granular lockdown, updates on the vaccination program, shortening of the curfew hours, closing of cemeteries from October 29 to November 2, 2021, and guidelines on alert levels.

During the meeting, the City Health Office reported that as of October 12, 2021, they recorded a total of 58,724 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 55,986 recovered, 1,232 active cases and 1,506 deaths.

Mayor Oca also reminded all barangay officials to be more active in enforcing minimum health protocols in their respective areas and strictly impose prohibition against all forms of mass gatherings.

“Kailangan pa rin natin ang ibayong pag-iingat kahit bahagya ng nababawasan ang hawahan ng mapanganib na sakit, hindi dapat masayang ang ating pinaghirapan para magtuloy-tuloy na ang pagbabalik natin sa normal lalu’t marami ng dumarating na bakuna,” Mayor Oca said.

The Caloocan City Government started to implement the new curfew hours on Wednesday from 12-midnight to 4:00 in the morning.