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Vaccination against Covid-19 is still being on in the Taal evacuation zones

Residents in regions impacted by the Taal Volcano’s disturbance are still being vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) at evacuation shelters, according to Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao.

“In fact, ang NCR (National Capital Region) naglaan ng 3,500 bakuna para sa evacuation centers sa Batangas para sa ating mga kababayang nais magpabakuna habang pansamantalang nakatira sa mga pasilidad na inilaan ng LGU (local government unit) (In fact, the NCR allotted 3,500 vaccine

He also said that the Batangas local government continues to follow the minimal health and safety standards in the evacuation camps, which presently accommodate 1,034 people.

“Maganda naman ang paghahanda at pag-aksyon ng ating pamahalaan lokal ng Batangas sa pangunguna ni Governor Hermilando Mandanas,” he added.

Mandanas, according to Ao, expressed gratitude to the national government for assistance provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Health (DOH).

The DILG head also praised the local governments for their disaster preparedness.

“Based on our monitoring, Mr. President, lahat po ng local chief executives na 142 LGUs na naapektuhan ng pagputok ng bulkan ay kasalukuyang pinangungunahan ang mga paghahandang ginagawa sa kani-kanilang mga nasasakupan (Based on our monitoring, Mr. President, all local chief executives of

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have also been enlisted to help the affected LGUs, according to him.

“We’ve sent out search and rescue teams, as well as teams enforcing basic public health standards and BFP resources. We’ve set aside 700 vehicles, including fire engines, 14 rescue/hazmat trucks, 21 ambulances, and seven boats, to help anybody who needs it “he said

Following a phreatomagmatic eruption β€” a consequence of magma and water interacting β€” at its main crater on July 1, Taal Volcano has been placed on Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest).

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