Cebu City government asked to plan ahead of holidays
Cebu City’s endeavors to stop the transmission of COVID-19 have been successful and if this continues, Cebuanos (people in Cebu) can look forward to a better Christmas.
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) also told something regarding an improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the city.
“Good results are showing and it’s not just because of the efforts of EOC, but also that of the people authorities, vaccinators and vaccinated,” said City Councilor, Joel Garganera, chief of the city’s EOC.
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CEBU, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra, the City Council’s chairman of the committee on Peace and order, urged the city government to plan ahead of the Christmas activities.
Although All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day are still coming up, Zafra wants to look ahead of time so that Cebuanos can have “a safer and better feel of Christmas.”
Zafra said there were several inquiries regarding Christmas-related events and activities, including the “Pasko sa Sugbo”.
Although more Cebuanos are already vaccinated, achieving herd immunity by December is still unclear.
With that, Zafra is also open for Cebu City to hold entertainment during Christmas like virtual shows and concerts.
Bubble- type activities are also being proposed for Christmas for vaccinated individuals.
Last year, there were several Christmas-related activities that were canceled due to the threat of COVID-19, including a series of entertainment-related activities at the Fuente Osmena- a Circle.
Zafra said it is better to ensure public safety because coronavirus remains a threat.
Whether they will already allow some activities and food bazaars especially at the Fuente Osmena Circle, the spirit of Christmas will remain in the area with all the Christmas decorations around.
Aside from that, the conduct of Christmas-related Masses is also expected to be discussed ahead.
The city government has been asking church leaders to help them in encouraging Cebuanos to get themselves vaccinated.
As acting mayor Michael Rama has been stressing out, “vaccination is the way to liberation”.-Sanden Anadia, KQD (FREEMAN)