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Capitol to wait for nat’l gov’t action on Covid-19 vaccines
By: Vanessa Almeda | Published Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Cebu Provincial Government is willing to wait for the national government’s decision and action in the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines.

“At this point, I would rather adopt a wait-and-see attitude,” Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said in a press conference Wednesday, December 16. 

The governor said it is imperative that the Province take a very careful stance before making a decision.

“I think it’s imperative for us to tread very carefully, to see how the vaccine and its administration in the other countries is being received. We also need to know the how’s and wherefore’s of the national government’s efforts at securing the vaccine,” she said.

“So lisod kaayo og mu-express dayon ta because we do not know what the national government policy is, whether or not they’ll be providing the LGUs themselves or through the Department of Health,” the governor added.

She said she does not see the urgency to acquire the vaccines yet since the number of Covid-19 cases in the Province have been decreasing for the past three months.

“By the way, the COVID-19 cases have been steadily dropping and we have been able to manage COVID-19 in the Province of Cebu. Procuring the vaccine, I believe, is not of the most urgent nature so much so that we make decisions without first conforming with national policy. We are all too willing to wait,” she said. (Vanessa L. Almeda)