Mandaue isolation facility repair starts

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THE Mandaue City Government has started the emergency repair of government structures, including the isolation facility in Norkis park in Barangay Looc, that were affected by Typhoon Odette in December 2021.

Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, said this is in preparation for the possible entry of new variants in Cebu, including the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1, which was recently detected in Western Visayas.

While he could not yet give the exact number of Covid-19 cases, Ibañez said Mandaue City has low active infections despite the recent events, particularly the campaign sorties for the recently concluded general elections.

Ibañez said they temporarily transferred the Covid-19 patients at the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) building located on P.J. Burgos Street.

But he said the isolation facility at the old North Bus Terminal in Barangay Subangdaku is still operational, as well as the free swab testing in the area.

While the city is already placed under Alert Level 1 status, the executive secretary reiterated their call for the constituents to have themselves vaccinated amid the mutation of new variants.

“Kasagaran sa studies sa DOH (Department of Health), ang katong mga nag severe cases, kato mang dili bakunado. Unya katong mga bakunado, mild to no symptoms at all,” he said, as they intensified their vaccination drive.

He added that Cortes is not keen on implementing another lockdown, citing this as unjust for the businessmen and their respective employees.

Ibañez also urged the public to continue wearing their masks and observe social distancing to prevent a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. (MKG)

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