THE city government of Navotas reported no additional coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Monday after three months of rigorous effort to break the local transmission chain.
Navotas also logged a high rate of recoveries. As of May 31, 95.7% of the 10,357 total cases in the city have recovered. The city has been tagged as a “high-risk area” in February this year.
Mayor Toby Tiangco attributed the steep decline of cases to the stringent implementation of the city’s COVID-19 related ordinances and policies, including the quarantine band system, mandatory swabbing of apprehended violators of safety protocols and community quarantine guidelines, and the regulated socio-economic activities.
“The initiatives that we implemented to further combat the spread of the virus and lessen the probability of transmission have only been effective because it was done with the help and cooperation of all stakeholders in the community,” he said.
“The ongoing vaccination program also played a big part in our efforts to reduce the numbers of active cases. This is why we highly encourage those who are aged 18 and above to register and participate in the NavoBakuna COVID-19 vaccination program,” he added.
Navotas has seven vaccination sites that catered up to 2,898 scheduled and walk-in vaccinees last May 24, 2021.
Family members of frontliners under A1 priority group and overseas Filipino workers leaving the country within four months are encouraged to go to the city’s walk-in vaccination sites.
As of May 28, 33,553 city residents and workers have received their first jabs.
Meanwhile, 9,443 individuals have completed their two doses of the vaccine. Of this number, 809 are frontliners, 3,564 are senior citizens, and 5,070 are persons with comorbidities.