Parents urged to ensure kids’ safety under Alert Level 2

KIDS GOING OUT. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Antique Provincial Director Cherryl Tacda said parents shouldkeep watch over their children who are now allowed to go out following the province’s Alert Level 2 classification. During a virtual meeting of the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19 on Monday (Nov. 15, 2021), Tacda said the minimum health protocols should still be observed.(PNA photo by Annabel Consuelo J. Petinglay)

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Antique provincial office has reminded parents to ensure the safety of their children who are now allowed to go out under Alert Level 2.

“Parents have to be responsible for their children by ensuring that they follow the minimum health standard,” DILG Antique provincial director Cherryl Tacda said during the virtual Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Monday.

Antique is under Alert Level 2 from Nov. 15-30.

After two years of movement restriction, some children might want to get out to get some fresh air, however, they should observe the minimum health standard such as safe physical distancing and wearing of face masks because the threat of Covid-19 is still imminent, Tacda said.

Integrated Provincial Health Officer 1 Dr. Leoncio Abiera Jr. said if possible, children should only go out for essential services such as for their routine immunization or medical checkup and other needs.

“Hopefully, parents will only allow their children to go out of their homes for their essential services and not just simply to roam around the streets,” he said.

Antique Gov. Rhodora Cadiao, who presided the meeting, said the health workers should also fast-track the Covid-19 vaccination considering that Christmas draws near and by December 1 the yearly Binirayan Festival of the province will be opened.

“We would like Christmas to be a celebration of freedom from Covid-19,” she said.

Antique as of November 15 has 112,479 fully vaccinated individuals or 26 percent of their 432, 452 eligible population while 147, 702 or 34 percent have availed of their first dose. (PNA)

Source: Business Diary Philippines

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