Lapu-Lapu appeals for Alert Level 1 classification

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Mayor Ahong Chan has appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to downgrade Lapu-Lapu City to Alert Level 1.

Chan personally requested Health Secretary Francisco Duque and National Task Force Against Covid-19 deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon.

Lapu-Lapu City, currently under Alert Level 2 until March 31, is one of the highly-affected cities in the country due to lockdowns and strict border controls resulting in loss of jobs and many economic activities, according to him. (

“For the past several months now, we have been keeping our (Covid-19) figures low and now with no new cases to ensure the safety of our people and ensure an environment where the Coronavirus can no longer proliferate,” the mayor said.

Chan also claimed to be among the first highly urbanized cities in the country that have achieved herd immunity through vaccination.

“We are among the first urban centers in the country to have achieved the 80 percent herd immunity… However, we have yet to be categorized under alert level 1 after we fell short of the 70 percent requirement of vaccinated senior citizens,” he added.

He, however, said they have already addressed the backlogs in encoding the vaccinated individuals.

“I take pride in informing this assembly that we have achieved 73 percent of vaccinated senior citizens after we encoded the 16 thousand plus backlogs from January to March of this year,” said Chan.