Cavite towns suspend vaccination, other operations due to COVID-19 threat

KAWIT, Cavite – Vaccination programs and other governmental operations in some towns of Cavite were temporarily suspended amid the pandemic surge in the province.

The municipality of Tanza suspended its vaccination program until August 12, after 18 medical personnel tested positive for COVID-19.

Municipal Administrator Tutuy Sanariz told Rappler that these medical personnel were all vaccinated and asymptomatic, and that contact tracing in the town is ongoing.

Sanariz also stated that the Tanza Specialists Medical Center has reached its full capacity and that their local isolation facilities are nearly occupied.

On August 10, vaccine operations in the municipality of Naic were also interrupted until Friday after a doctor and three nurses tested positive for the viral respiratory disease.

The local government also shut down their town hall for four days as COVID-19 was detected on its four municipal staffs.

Municipal halls in Maragondon and Ternate, moreover, will be closed to give way for disinfection after some of their personnel were exposed to the coronavirus.

On the other hand, Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua Due implemented a work-from-home policy in municipal offices from August 6 to 15 due to the threat of the Delta variant.

Meanwhile, in the towns of Silang and Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, operations for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) were stopped for the meantime until further notice due to the quarantine protocol imposed in the province.

According to the latest data, Cavite has a total of 65, 803 COVID-19 cases, 7,238 of this number were active, 56,841 are already recovered, and 1,724 died.

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