IF you have registered for COVID-19 vaccination, do not change your cellphone number.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno gave this advice, saying it is through the cellphone number provided for by a registrant that he will be informed by the city government about the details of his scheduled vaccination.
“Paano malalaman ang schedule? ‘Wag magpalit ng cellphone. ‘Yung iba kasi three times magpalit ng SIM card,” Moreno said, pointing out that the habit of frequently changing cellphone numbers is one of the difficulties being encountered by the city in its distribution of PayMaya cards specifically to senior citizens.
“Diyan kami kukuha ng komunikasyon. Ite-text namin kayo anong petsa, lugar at oras kayo pwede magpabakuna at ano brand ng bakuna ang available sa site na ‘yun. Magiging transparent tayo,” Moreno added.
Moreno assured that free mass swab tests continue to be offered in the city to ensure early detection and treatment of those found positive and prevent community transmission of the coronavirus.
As of this writing, Moreno said a total of 74,440 swab tests have been conducted in the city.
Apart from the regular home swabbing in various barangays, swab testing also continues at the Quirino Grandstand, Delpan Quarantine Facility and Sta. Ana Hospital. Public utility drivers, mall workers, hotel employees and market vendors in the city are also being subjected to swab tests non-stop.
A total of 1,153 individuals have been subjected to home swabbing; 919 availed of drive-thru swabbing at the Quirino Grandstand; 1,995 returnees and 23,495 workers and drivers were also swabbed.
Moreno said that under the stewardship of Manila Health Department chief Dr. Arnold Pangan, those who test positive are brought to the city’s various quarantine facilities for immediate medical attention.Publication Source : People's Tonight