Moreno: Full public compliance to protocols crucial in defeating virus

THE REGION
By PR
January 5, 2021

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA)--"If the people of Cagayan de Oro cooperate wholeheartedly and consistently (by fully complying with minimum public health protocols) then I have no doubt that we will prevail over COVID-19."
 
Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno voiced optimism over the low daily recorded average of COVID-19 cases in the city at the end of last month, which capped off both Christmas and New Year celebrations.
 
"Right now our priority is to stop the virus from spreading and the city government cannot do this (without the public's full support)," Moreno said.
 
In her daily case update during Monday's press briefing, acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said the City Health Office (CHO) recorded 21 new confirmed cases for Saturday and Sunday (January 2 and 3).
 
Of that number, the city registered nine cases on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. For December 2020, the city registered less than 20 daily cases.
 
But while the city's daily recorded COVID-19 cases dropped to 10 by December's end and then to nine cases at the start of January, CHO Epidemiologist Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya Jr. said they may expect a surge in cases after January 6.
 
"We take note of the recent opening of a store in one mall which drew a long line of customers (and see if something will come up)," Retuya said. (CIO/PIA10)

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