Cebu City declares war vs dengue

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama said the City Government will now be declaring war against dengue, as the number of cases continued to rise.

In a virtual presser Friday, June 24, 2022, Rama said he will issue an executive order (EO) to lay out the city's plan for battling the disease.

"Let us all declare war against dengue before again it will be devouring or what we call consuming all of us in terms of responding. (It) may not yet be an outbreak but if we will not act upon it, I will repeat, one death alone is a concern, how much more for 16 deaths," said Rama.

According to the mayor, the EO will be enforcing a bottoms-up approach that will begin from the households and will bring the involvement of all the 80 barangays.

As of June 23 of this year, the Cebu City Health Department has already tallied 1,254 cases with 16 mortalities.

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