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175 Pasay barangays COVID-19 free
Photo shows local officials enforce lockdown in Barangay 107 in Pasay.
Edd Gumban, file

175 Pasay barangays COVID-19 free

Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - June 21, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — More than 170 barangays in Pasay have been declared free of COVID-19, the city government said yesterday.

Data from the city health office showed that 175 of the 201 barangays in Pasay are COVID-free.

Only 26 villages have active cases of COVID-19, according to city hall.

Barangay 165 recorded the most number of COVID-19 infections with five, followed by Barangays 183 and 192 with four cases each. Barangays 138 and 193 posted three cases each. Barangays 23 and 191 have two cases each.

The other villages logged one COVID-19 case each.

There were 42 active cases of COVID-19 in the city as of yesterday.

Pasay has tallied a total of 14,459 COVID-19 cases with 14,029 recoveries and 388 deaths.

Pfizer jabs for poor

Meanwhile, at least 1,200 poor residents in Valenzuela were inoculated with Pfizer jabs yesterday during the rollout of the city government’s A5 vaccination program.

The vaccine recipients were selected among the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Mayor Rex Gatchalian said.

The Pfizer doses donated by the vaccine sharing facility COVAX were allocated by the national government to the poor under the A5 category.

The city government continued its vaccination of economic frontliners over the weekend.

City hall is implementing two shifts for the vaccination of essential workers or those belonging to the A4 category – the morning and “after-hour” or night shifts.

The night shift, which starts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., will enable workers to get vaccinated after office hours, Gatchalian said.

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