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Romblon’s vax supply steady

The municipality has recorded 85 active Covid-19 cases which are now under strict monitoring and observation of rural health doctors.

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The local government of Romblon disclosed on Friday that it has been receiving a continuous supply of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines from the national government as it intensifies it vaccination drive in the province.

In an interview with Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar, Romblon Mayor Gerard Montojo said that the steady supply of Covid-19 vaccines is boosting their efforts in their goal to inoculate 15,000 people next month.

“So far, we have 5,600 fully vaccinated and 9,000 out of the 40,000 population that we have had their first dose,” Montojo said.

The Romblon mayor also stressed that the vaccines coming from the national government are immediately distributed to the public to prevent the further spread of the deadly respiratory disease.

Montojo recalled that Covid-19 cases in Romblon last month was on a surge, noting that the municipality had over 200 virus cases which prompted the local government to maximize the capacity of municipal quarantine facilities, especially those in barangay areas.

He added that from the last week of August to the last week of September this year, the municipality recorded 48 deaths, most were elders.

“The Covid-19 cases have really increased since the last week of August. That was very alarming for the whole month of September,” Montojo said.

On deaths, 44 out of 48 persons who succumbed to the virus were unvaccinated, according to the Municipal Health Office.

“So you can see the ratio which is really very important to be vaccinated as well for protection. Because the fatality rate of those who are not vaccinated is high,” said the Romblon mayor.

According to the latest Covid-19 data, the municipality has recorded 85 active Covid-19 cases which are now under strict monitoring and observation of rural health doctors.

The town is still implementing the guidelines and measures from the national government, which include restricting the movement of people, launching granular lockdowns in affected communities and establishing police checkpoints along all of the town’s boundaries.

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