December 8, 2022

Mountain Province remains free of the Delta variant case but it is preparing the isolation facilities in case of an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr. said strict adherence to the minimum health protocols helps in preventing local transmission, especially in high-risk areas.
The province has the lowest active cases with 307 out of the 7,502 active cases in the region as of Sept. 16, according to the Department of Health.
Based on the record of the Provincial Health Office, most of the active cases involved travelers, returning residents, and authorized persons outside residence.
Lacwasan said the municipal inter-agency task forces have been implementing strict checkpoint monitoring. Non-residents are required to present a negative RT-CPR result and vaccination card before entering the province.
The governor urged the residents not to be complacent and continue to follow minimum health protocols especially individuals who visit their hometowns.
The Mountain Province PHO reported almost 71 percent of the eligible population belonging to the A1, A2, A3, and A4 sectors were vaccinated. The vaccination rate for the A2 or the senior citizens is at 41 percent. 
“The other senior citizens are afraid to get vaccinated, although we our doing our best with our frontliners to convince them,” Lacwasan said.
The municipal health offices are conducting mobile vaccination where the frontliners visit the houses of senior citizens and persons with disability to administer the vaccine. – Ofelia C. Empian