Davao City to maintain strict travel restrictions

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The city government of Davao said it intends to keep its entry regulations and travel protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19, despite the downward trend of cases in the area.

The acting chief of the City Health Office (CHO) on Friday emphasized the importance of vigilance as the city slowly recovers from the surge of cases in the past month.

With the vaccination roll-out and the declining number of cases, Dr. Ashley Lopez said the city’s three main entry points, including terminals and checkpoints, are still being monitored to ensure compliance with existing travel protocols.

According to the official, a negative result from the RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) will still be required even from a vaccinated traveler, especially if they come from Luzon or Visayas.

“Receiving a vaccine first or the second dose is not a guarantee that someone won’t be infected. Remember that the indication of the vaccine is to lower down morbidity. They should prevent the severity of infection,” Lopez explained.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.