Toby Tiangco: No letting down of guard despite decline in Navotas’ COVID-19 cases


Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has called on residents to stay vigilant even as the city has secured the second lowest ranking in daily attack rate of COVID-19 among the local government units in Metro Manila.

According to the OCTA Research group, Navotas slid two spots from 14th place, with an attack rate of 4.9 percent per 1,000 population.

The study compared data gathered from September 20 to October 3 and September 27 to October 10. A higher attack rate means more people are getting infected by the virus.

“This serves as a validation of all our efforts to keep our constituents safe from COVID-19. However, we need to stay vigilant and careful. We cannot let our guard down because our cases could go up any time,” Tiangco said.

As of October 16, Navotas reported 5,032 cases of COVID-19. This included 105 active cases, 144 deaths, and 4,783 recoveries.

Tiangco recently announced that the city will continue to implement its 24-hour curfew for minors despite the decision of the COVID task force to allow people aged 15 to 65 to go out.

“We will also continue our strict implementation of safety protocols. I have instructed our police, Task Force Disiplina, and barangays to ensure that our constituents, especially children, stay safe in their homes,” he said.