Wed, 10 Aug 2022

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The local Inter-Agency Task Force for the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will impose curfew hours for non-boosted individuals in this city.

In a statement Friday, Mayor John Dalipe said the curfew would be set at midnight to 4 a.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Dalipe said the imposition of curfew will take effect once he issues an executive order relative to the IATF-EID resolution anytime soon.

On Thursday, the IATF body approved the curfew resolution in a meeting virtually presided by the mayor, who is in isolation after contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Dalipe said the curfew is in line with the "PinasLakas" campaign launched by the Department of Health that encouraged all eligible individuals to take vaccine boosters for an added layer of protection against Covid-19.

The PinasLakas campaign aims to administer vaccine booster doses against Covid-19 to at least 50 percent of eligible population in the country.

It also intends to increase the vaccination rate among senior citizens in the first 100 days of the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Meanwhile, the information series on Covid-19 boosters for pediatrics 12 to 17-years-old organized by the City Risk Communication and Demand Generation Team has entered its third day on Friday.

The campaign seeks to provide timely and accurate information, as well as generate demand for vaccine boosters. It is held in collaboration with the Department of Education's City Division Office.

The information campaign, which gathers parent-teacher associations, supreme student governments, school principals, and school heads will cover 33 school districts comprising over 200 secondary schools in this city. (PNA)

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