Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla briefed the consultants of the World Health Organization Dr. Momizanur Rahman, Rowena Capistrano and Woody Jay Apa of the strategies and gains of the city in the fight against COVID-19.
It was noted that the number of COVID-19 cases have declined significantly to a single digit while the vaccination rate at 144% of the target population for herd immunity is the highest both in Negros Oriental and Central Visayas Region.
With these developments, Dumaguete City has already adjusted its curfew hours allowing bars and entertainment establishments to operate until 12:00 midnight and for essential services to operate 24-hours.
As of February, more than 139, 248 eligible residents and workers have already been fully against coronavirus. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 vaccination of children between the ages 5-11 years-old and booster shots are being administered to the residents continues.
The WHO representatives were accompanied by the staff of DOH-Negros Oriental and the Provincial Health Office.