By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Cadiz City government will allocate funds for frontliners infected with the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.
Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said the fund will be contained in a proposed ordinance that calls for the city government to provide “free hospital expenses if admitted and P50,000 if they are asymptomatic.”
“It will be submitted to the Sanggunian Panglunsod for approval,” the mayor said.
He also said that Cadiz City has enough funds “to take care of our frontliners.”
Cadiz City is experiencing a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
However, Escalante said the city has no fatality as far as frontliners infected with the virus are concerned.
He added that they have frontliners who are immunocompromised.
Escalante said that the city recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases, all of whom are government frontliners who are assigned at the St. Andrews Place Healing Center./DGB, WDJ