CAGAYAN DE ORO

62 Oro city government employees infected with coronavirus

A TOTAL of 62 Cagayan de Oro City government employees have tested positive for the Sars-CoV-2, City Health Office epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Thursday, December 3.

According to Retuya, of the 62 Covid-positive employees, 20 are active cases (32.3 percent), 40 have already recovered from the virus (64.5 percent) after their repeat swab test yielded negative results, and two are currently admitted to the hospital.

Retuya said frontliners and vulnerable sectors will likely be prioritized as recipients of the Covid-19 vaccines, which is expected to be available in 2021.

"We will look at the guidelines from the Department of Health kay moagi sa ila tanan and they will be the ones issuing guidelines in who are the priority persons to be given the vaccine," Retuya said.

"The way we see it, ang older persons, kanang mga vulnerables, ang unahon, mao'y naa naka-prioritize sa ilaha, depende na lang kun unsa ang gihimo sa technical working group on the vaccines kay himoan man gyud na sya og plano kay mag away man tanan kay gusto silay mauna," he added.

Retuya said once the Department of Health issues guidelines for Covid-19 vaccine distribution, it will be passed down to the local government units and local health offices.


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