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This Week in Cebu and Bohol (April 25 to May 1, 2021)

Vaccinations of senior citizens in Cebu City are underway.

By: Shanice Reyes | April 25, 2021

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While COVID-19 cases in Cebu and Bohol continue to rise, health protocols are strictly implemented by both local governments. In Cebu City, local government officials plan to continue fining violators of safety health protocols for not wearing face masks. Meanwhile, the Bohol government requires its constituents to wear face masks and face shields. For news about health, the Cebu City government launched its vaccination program for senior citizens last April 19.


Quarantine Updates


Cebu City to fine health protocol violators

Anyone who will be caught violating health and safety protocols such as not wearing face masks will be reprimanded by the Cebu City Government [1]. As stated in the City Ordinance 2566, violators will be fined PhP500 for their first offense, PhP1,000 for the second offense, and PhP3,000 for the final offense. However, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced her plan to abolish the fines as she believes that it would be enough to remind violators of the health protocols.

Wearing of face mask and face shield mandatory in Tagbilaran

In Tagbilaran City, the government strictly requires its residents to wear both a face mask and a medical face shield when entering public markets and government offices [2]. Boholanos who will be caught violating the protocol will face a fine ranging from PhP3,000 to PhP5,000. Meanwhile, residents who have been caught multiple times will face imprisonment of up to six months.



Health News: Cebu cities begin vaccination of elderly; vaccine shortage halts program


On April 19, Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City launched vaccinations for senior citizens, the next individuals on the priority list. As of April 22, 3,000 senior citizens in Cebu City have received a dose. The vaccination program was held at Robinsons Galleria and the University of Cebu Banilad [3]. Cebu City Health Department (CHD) Officer-in-Charge Jeffrey Ibones mentioned that there were more than 50 volunteers who came without prior registration but were still given the vaccine. Walk-ins are discouraged as a safety protocol, and Ibones advised senior citizens who want to be vaccinated against the virus to register online at www.PABAKUNATA.com, the Vaccine Advisory Board’s website for vaccinating Cebuanos.

However, as of April 23, the vaccination has been halted due to a shortage of vaccines [4]. Ibones expressed hope that the city would receive more vaccines so the program can be restarted.


Go to Yoorekka for more information on the types of vaccines administered in Cebu and Bohol and more health articles.


All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are doing our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable and the situation develops rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.



Sources:
[1] https://bit.ly/3tM2Efp
[2] https://bit.ly/3aAYDmF
[3] https://bit.ly/32MmXNP
[4] https://bit.ly/3xcwUlX

Cebu, Bohol, COVID-19, face shields, vaccine, health protocols, safety protocol, face shield mandatory, types of vaccines, medical face shield, health and safety protocols, quarantine updates, health articles, health news, safety health protocols

While COVID-19 cases in Cebu and Bohol continue to rise, health protocols are strictly implemented by both local governments. In Cebu City, local government officials plan to continue fining violators of safety health protocols for not wearing face masks. Meanwhile, the Bohol government requires its constituents to wear face masks and face shields. For news about health, the Cebu City government launched its vaccination program for senior citizens last April 19.


Quarantine Updates


Cebu City to fine health protocol violators

Anyone who will be caught violating health and safety protocols such as not wearing face masks will be reprimanded by the Cebu City Government [1]. As stated in the City Ordinance 2566, violators will be fined PhP500 for their first offense, PhP1,000 for the second offense, and PhP3,000 for the final offense. However, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced her plan to abolish the fines as she believes that it would be enough to remind violators of the health protocols.

Wearing of face mask and face shield mandatory in Tagbilaran

In Tagbilaran City, the government strictly requires its residents to wear both a face mask and a medical face shield when entering public markets and government offices [2]. Boholanos who will be caught violating the protocol will face a fine ranging from PhP3,000 to PhP5,000. Meanwhile, residents who have been caught multiple times will face imprisonment of up to six months.



Health News: Cebu cities begin vaccination of elderly; vaccine shortage halts program


On April 19, Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City launched vaccinations for senior citizens, the next individuals on the priority list. As of April 22, 3,000 senior citizens in Cebu City have received a dose. The vaccination program was held at Robinsons Galleria and the University of Cebu Banilad [3]. Cebu City Health Department (CHD) Officer-in-Charge Jeffrey Ibones mentioned that there were more than 50 volunteers who came without prior registration but were still given the vaccine. Walk-ins are discouraged as a safety protocol, and Ibones advised senior citizens who want to be vaccinated against the virus to register online at www.PABAKUNATA.com, the Vaccine Advisory Board’s website for vaccinating Cebuanos.

However, as of April 23, the vaccination has been halted due to a shortage of vaccines [4]. Ibones expressed hope that the city would receive more vaccines so the program can be restarted.


Go to Yoorekka for more information on the types of vaccines administered in Cebu and Bohol and more health articles.


All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are doing our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable and the situation develops rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.



Sources:
[1] https://bit.ly/3tM2Efp
[2] https://bit.ly/3aAYDmF
[3] https://bit.ly/32MmXNP
[4] https://bit.ly/3xcwUlX

author

Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.

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