Mayor Isko announces class suspension, liquor ban for Jan. 9
Marje Pelayo • January 8, 2021 • 436
MANILA, Philippines — Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso has ordered the suspension of classes in all levels, both public and private, as well as work in the city government for Saturday (January 9).
The suspension is meant to allow Catholic devotees to participate in online activities for the annual feast of Black Nazarene.
Along with the suspension of classes is the ban on sale of liquor items and any other alcoholic beverages within the Quiapo area.
The suspension of work in all offices of the city government exempts those working in the frontline service which includes peace and order, public services, traffic enforcement, disaster and health services.
Meanwhile, suspension of work in national government offices and private companies within the jurisdiction of Manila City is left to the discretion of their respective heads or management.
MANILA, Philippines—More frontliners in the city of Manila have pre-registered for the city’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said that the number of registrants increased from the initial 200 to 1,900 on Monday when the government launched its vaccination drive.
This is almost half of the total number of medical frontliners in six government hospitals in the city.
“Maraming na-inspire na mga doctor at nurses. So, umakyat ng 1,900 ang aming nagparehistro. So, kaya ang payo ko, don’t miss the opportunity. Ang pinakamabisang bakuna ay ang bakunang nasa braso mo (A lot of doctors and nurses were inspired so 1,900 registered. My advice is to not miss the opportunity. The most effective vaccine is the vaccine injected in your arm),“ he said.
Domagoso assured vaccine registrants they can still choose the brand of vaccine they want to receive.
An initial 3,000 Sinovac vaccine vials have been delivered to Manila City which will be administered to 1,500 individuals. The city government aims to vaccinate one of the two doses within the week.
Meanwhile, Domagoso said he is waiting for a proper clearance before getting vaccinated as policy states that medical frontliners are the priority for the COVID-19 vaccines. AAC
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