MANDAUE City Mayor Jonas Cortes will not recommend tightening the city's quarantine restrictions despite the increase of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases.
Since September 2020, the Inter-Agency Task Force has placed Mandaue City under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) from general community quarantine (GCQ).
In an interview with Cortes, he said the spike of Covid-19 cases in the city is an effect of the holiday gatherings and parties.
He said the number of active Covid-19 cases in the city dropped by 25 last year but as it enters the new year, it gradually increased to more than 70 active cases.
On January 11, 2021, Mandaue City recorded 80 active Covid-19 cases.
Cortes said the Mandauehanons should not be complacent and take precautionary measures to avoid the resurgence of cases.
He also said that national and local users are looking for ways to buy vaccines against the coronavirus.
"Mandaue City is ready to chip in to buy the vaccine," he said. (KFD)