CITY OF MALOLOS- Bulacan Gov. Daniel R. Fernando reiterated the importance of strict implementation of health and COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions protocols as he addressed the public in his official Facebook page recently.
“Ipatutupad po natin ng may lalong paghihigpit ang protokol at pamantayan sa kalusugan upang maiwasan ang muling pagkalat ng COVID-19, nais nating matiyak na hindi mawawalang saysay ang mga pinagtiisan at ipinaglaban natin noong ECQ,” Fernando said.
The provincial chief executive also stressed that self-discipline is the best shield against COVID-19.
“May karampatang parusa at multa ang lalabag sa health at IATF protocols dahil ang pinakamabisang panlaban ay disiplina ng bawat isa, ang pagsasagawa ng minimum health standards, kaya ugaliin po natin ang patuloy na pag-iingat at huwag po natin itong balewalain, huwag tayong masanay sa mali,” the governor said.
Fernando said that although the province has earned acknowledgements from the national government on having the lowest rate of infection and highest recovery rate of 96 percent and zero death in the last months among the provinces surrounding the National Capital Region, Bulacan is still at war with COVID-19.
He also said that according to reports, COVID-19 spread has increased during the past holiday season which is why he is calling on everyone to step up and do their part.
“Ang bawat isa ay maaaring mag-ambag sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay prayoridad sa minimum health standards para patuloy na makabalik ang mga tao sa kanilang pagtatrabaho, maiiwasan ang pag-akyat ng kaso at ‘di mawala ang pangamba sa pagsasara ng mga negosyo at kawalan ng trabaho, at mas magiging mabilis ang pagbubukas ng ekonomiya,” Fernando shared.
Surveillance updates as of January 20, 2021 4PM showed that out of 11,201 COVID-19 cases in Bulacan, 10,090 (90%) have recovered, 703 (6%) are active cases and 408 (4%) have died. As of this period, 52 new laboratory results were added to the total number of reported verified cases by the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU).