Mayor Sara warns of possible rise next year

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Z. Duterte on Monday expressed fear of a possible surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the city next year due to mass gatherings during the holiday season.

[With] mass gatherings, as what happened last year, it is expected to fuel a surge of Covid-19 cases,” she said in a radio interview.

She said the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force has already predicted that a surge similar to last year’s holiday season could also happen anew.

“Especially now that the people saw a downtrend of cases, a lot of private gatherings happened,” Duterte added.

The mayor said she had also consulted with the health group of the response cluster about the possible surge. Read More

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