Gov’t forms COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Team

UNTV News   •   October 30, 2020   •   121

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19 (IATF) has created a team that will lead the immunization program of the government once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in the country.

Through Resolution No. 82, the COVID-19 Immunization Program Management Organization Structure was formed and headed by the Department of Health (DOH).

“The COVID-19 Immunization Program Management Organizational Structure will be under the National Task Force on COVID-19. They were directed to convene right away,” Roque said.

Meanwhile, the government’s new quarantine classification that will be implemented throughout the month of November has been finalized.

Areas recommended to be under the general community quarantine (GCQ) are:

Metro Manila
Batangas
Iloilo City
Bacolod
Tacloban city
Iligan City
Lanao del Sur

The rest of the country will be placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until the end of November.

The government has also allowed the resumption of face to face clinical internship for medical students of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine under the Philippine General Hospital. MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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