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Libre naman: Joy Belmonte asks QC residents who joined Traslacion 2021 to be tested for COVID-19

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has urged residents to be tested for COVID-19 if they participated in the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila on January 9.

Based on reports, around 500,000 devotees flocked to Quiapo Church and nearby areas to attend the 15 Holy Masses celebrated in lieu of the traditional traslacion or the procession of the Black Nazarene that was canceled to avoid the spread of the virus.

“As a precautionary measure, we encourage our residents who attended the celebration to have themselves immediately checked for COVID-19 in our testing centers for free,” said Belmonte.

“Hindi natin puwedeng isantabi ang posibilidad na nagkahawahan dahil sa dami ng dumalo. Mabuti nang makasiguro upang hindi natin mahawa ang ating pamilya at mga kasama natin sa komunidad,” she added.

The city government earlier requested the Manila Police District (MPD) for a list of Quezon City residents who signed the health declaration forms so the local government can endorse them to their respective barangays for monitoring.