MANILA, Philippines—The Manila City government has breached the one million mark in the number of administered COVID-19 vaccines.
As of July 19, the local government has administered about 1,000,021 COVID-19 vaccines. About 657,748 have received their first jab of vaccine, while 342,273 out of 657,748 have already been fully vaccinated.
Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the general public has a vital role in stemming virus transmission. He encouraged his constituents and the rest of the public to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves from severe COVID-19 infection.
“Sama-sama tayo na makipaglaban at proteksyunan ang bawat isa sa atin, bawat tao, hindi lang dahil tayo ay tiga-Maynila, kung hindi bawa’t mamayaman,” he said.
(Let us fight [the pandemic] together and protect each other. This goes not only for Manila residents but to all citizens.)
Domagoso said the Manila City government will continue to create more initiatives and programs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We must continue the journey of a better city. Life must go on. Public service must go on. We will not stop, hindi tayo hihinto. May awa ang Diyos, makakaraos tayo, (We will not stop. God is merciful, we will get through this),” he added. AAC