Muntinlupa LGU pushes for vaccination, calls for strict adherence to health protocols – Manila Bulletin

Muntinlupa City Government has reminded the public to follow health protocols and get vaccinated after the Department of Health (DOH) announced the detection in the country of the first case of the more contagious BA subvariant. .2.12 Omicron.

According to the City Health Office, it will continue to strengthen the implementation of health protocols, including the wearing of face masks.

Muntinlupa Vaccination (Photo by Muntinlupa PIO)

He continues to vaccinate people with the first and second doses, and the first and second boosters.

The DOH announced on April 27 that its Center for Health Development (CHD) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) had detected the first case of Omicron-BA.2.12, which it says is more contagious based on the initial results and data.

The first case of Omicron-BA.2.12 in the country is a 52-year-old Finnish woman who arrived on April 2. She traveled to a university in Quezon City, then to Baguio to conduct seminars.

“Nine days after arriving in the country, she experienced mild symptoms such as headache and sore throat. She then tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 via reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) the following day. Upon detection of this confirmed case of COVID-19, the Local Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (LESU) conducted contact tracing,” the DOH said.

He said the patient had completed her seven-day isolation and had recovered and been discharged. The patient returned to Finland on April 21.

The DOH urged people to get vaccinated “because immunity has been shown to wane over time.”

As of April 28, Muntinlupa had only four active cases, with the nine barangays recording no new Covid-19 cases.

The four active cases are in Barangays Tunasan, Alabang and Cupang, while the other six barangays are now Covid-19 free.

Since 2020, Muntinlupa has recorded 39,950 confirmed cases, 39,332 recoveries and 614 deaths from Covid-19.

As of April 28, the Muntinlupa city government had administered the second booster shot to 64 immunocompromised people. It was previously estimated that there were 10,000 registered immunocompromised people in the country.

In addition, 129,419 people received their first booster shot, or 29.23% of Muntinlupa’s target population of 442,517.

A total of 493,568 people are fully vaccinated, or 111.544% of the target population.

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