San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said a “continuous sharp decline” in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) active cases in the city has been recorded recently.

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As of October 15, the number of active cases further dipped to 125 cases compared to 640 active cases recorded on September 2.

“Our collective efforts against COVID-19 brought down our active cases to 125 with 2,700 recoveries. Truly, we are seeing a continuous sharp decline in the number of active cases,” Zamora said.

“But our ultimate goal is to bring the number of cases to zero—which is not impossible with discipline and the cooperation of everyone,” he added.

The San Juan city government has been providing residents with free swab tests to determine those infected with the virus and render medical intervention for their fast recovery.

The local government also distributed food packs, washable face masks, face shields, and other services as part of the city’s response against COVID-19.

Aside from this, Zamora said the localized lockdowns implemented in areas with high cases of infections have worked in preventing the spread of the virus.

Zamora called on his constituents to continue observing all health and safety protocols of the government.

“Now more than ever, let us all continue to be vigilant in fighting this virus,” Zamora said.

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