Surge of cases in Bukidnon blamed on "Anti-covid vaxxers"

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By BY SONY SUDARIA & OSCAR LEDESMA, MDNN News Bureau
September 13, 2021

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BUKIDNON PROVINCE - A top official in Valencia City has put the blame on "anti-covid-19 vaxxers," as regards to the surge of coronavirus cases in Bukidnon province.

Genaro Cadigal, Valencia City administrator said many people in the province were banking on their false beliefs that the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 is not true, and they don't support the vaccination program of the national government.

"Marami kasing mga "anti-vaxxers" at saka yung hindi naniniwala sa covid. Ang iba, ano pa, nakapa arogante. Hindi ko maintindihan sa mga kababayan nating iba bakit hanggang ngayon, yong isipan, ay ano, scam ang covid, magiging zombies tayo. Ayan na nagiging zombie na nga. Tingnan nyo, daming namamatay," Cadigal lamented.

He said these false beliefs contributed to the rise of covid19 cases in the province.

Cadigal has earlier admitted that all the hospitals are now full of covid-19 patients, and a lot of these patients have died in their houses.  

"Na-overwhelm tayo sa dami ng patay everyday. Kaya, we have no other option kundi gamitin na talaga. Hindi pa sana dapat ito gamitin kasi dapat dito mayron  pang nakabaon na parang pantheon type. Pero dahil sa talagang kelangan na, ginamit nalang natin," Cadigal pointed out.

(We are overwhelmed by the many deaths every day. But we have no other options but to use the new cemetery. We are not supposed to use this yet but there is an emergency to bury the dead, we are using this new cemetery now.)

Based on OCTA research, the province of Bukidnon is one of the covid-19 hotspot areas in Mindanao. Almost 16,000 are now confirmed covid cases, with 223 deaths.

"Pagdating sa ospital walang mapasukan. So, afterwards sa bahay nalang. Doon na namamatay. kaya napakaraming namamatay sa bahay. Kaya hindi na tayo dapat magtaka bakit maraming namamatay sa bahay dahil walang ospital na mapasukan." the city administrator lamented.

Based on a Youtube video, the local government unit (LGU) in Valencia City was doing an overtime job, such as burying the dead bodies of covid19 victims, using a heavy equipment extractor.
 


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