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Keep your guard up! Avoid MEN, follow WOMEN

ALABEL, Sarangani (June 12, 2021) – Dr. Arvin Alejandro, Sarangani’s provincial health officer, sternly warned the public to never let their guard down even after completing two shots of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“Huwag maging kumpyansa!” he said, as he observed individuals who had received two doses of the vaccine tend to relax safety practices. Hence, “significant number of health workers and others who have completed the two doses were infected of Covid.”

“This just means that maybe they became lax with regards to barriers like face mask, face shield, and distancing. They have to know that they could still be infected even after the two doses of the Covid vaccine,” Alejandro said.

“Even if they say they would not progress to moderate or severe condition but they can be the spreaders in the community. Let us avoid that,” he said, as cases might spike from persons who had completed the vaccination.

In Sarangani, Dr. Alejandro reported an 80% increase in cases from May 31 to June 7. “This is because of the risk-based targeted testing” in Sarangani’s seven towns.

However, the doctor said “this is just okay. During the first six weeks of the testing, tataas talaga ang case natin but this is good because we are catching more than 80% asymptomatic cases who shall be the silent spreaders if they were not tested and isolated. Kaya very important ang isolation dito.”

Dr. Alejandro said since Sarangani is providing free antigen test, constituents are encouraged to have the test at their respective health facility or at the Provincial Health Office at the Capitol especially those who exhibit signs and symptoms.

He then urged the cooperation of the public by “avoiding MEN and follow WOMEN” or avoiding to touch Mouth, Eyes, and Nose and Wash hands, Obey the protocols, Mask up, Exercise and eat well, and No unnecessary travels.

Currently, Sarangani is still under a tightened modified general community quarantine protocols by virtue of Executive Order No. 19 that Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon recently issued to avert the widespread transmission of the virus. (Beverly C. Paoyon/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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