By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Philippine College of Physicians-Negros Occidental chapter is urging the province’s residents to get vaccinated amid the threat of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.
In an advisory released by the group, they pointed out Negros Occidental is now surrounded by provinces which are reported to have cases of the Delta variant.
They warned that the strain is very different as it is more contagious, more transmissible, and causes more complicated COVID-19 infection compared to the original or other variants of the virus.
“Indi kita mangin kampante (Let’s not be complacent),” the group said.
Thus the group is appealing to all of the province’s residents, including Bacolod City, to get themselves vaccinated at the soonest possible time and to strictly observe health protocols.
“Remember: the earliest available vaccine is the best vaccine,” they pointed out.
They also reminded the Negrenses that the pandemic is far from over and urged them to be more watchful of their actions as the virus knows no age, gender, nor status.
Cases in Bacolod City, and Negros Occidental have been significantly dropping in the past few days.
As of August 7, Negros Occidental has 1,396 active cases, while Bacolod City has 846./DGB, WDJ