Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

Metro Manila mayors have agreed to be vaccinated for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as part of their move to boost the confidence of their constituents towards vaccination against the virus.

(photo courtesy: http://www.philstar.com)

The government has already classified governors and local chief executives (LCEs) as frontliners, qualifying them to receive Covid-19 vaccines.

“All of us 17 mayors have agreed to be vaccinated for Covid-19 so the people will gain confidence. We will see that the confidence of our residents will improve,” Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, who heads the Metro Manila Council, said in Filipino in a television interview.

“If the public can see mayors and governors vaccinated, their confidence will grow further,” he added in Filipino.Previously, there were a number of mayors and LCEs who have been asking that they also be prioritized for Covid-19 vaccination as they are also frontliners in the fight against the virus. Also, there are mayors who were infected by Covid-19 with Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora being one of them. SOVEREIGNPH

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