In this episode of Let’s Talk with Dok Dinno, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo shares his personal experience in battling and beating COVID-19 even as he continued to function as the city Local chief executive while in isolation.
Show host Dr. Dinno T. Depositario also noted the outpouring of support and prayers for full recovery from the members of the public when Mayor Remollo publicly disclosed that he was infected with COVID-19, which sets an example for government officials and employees to voluntarily divulge of their infection that greatly helps in the contact tracing efforts and reduces the stigma that many COVID-19 patients tend to experience.
It was also noted that even while in isolation Mayor Remollo was able to negotiate with Senator Bong Go and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. for the shipment of 10, 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines direct to Dumaguete City.
Another 10, 000 vials of SINOVAC will be sent to Dumaguete City next week to help accelerate the vaccination rollout and help prevent outbreak of the disease. About 7, 500 medical frontliners, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities were already vaccinated.
And to help prevent the upsurge of COVID-19 cases, the City Government has enhanced the implementation of health protocols much more now that the province of Negros Oriental has been placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).