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Magkusa na: Vico Sotto urges symptomatic residents to quarantine amid staff shortage

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto appealed to residents to quarantine themselves if ever they feel unwell as the city deals with a shortage of health workers.

Sotto made the appeal amid an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, which has forced several members of the city’s healthcare workforce to go on quarantine.

“Nagdagdag na po tayo ng emergency personnel sa contact tracing at sa ibang mga LGU health facility, pero short pa rin tayo,” the mayor explained in a Facebook post.

Sotto said he expects COVID-19 cases to continue rising even if the virus’ reproduction rate goes down a bit.

“Maaring mas mild ang sintomas sa Omicron variant, ngunit dahil sa bilis nitong kumalat ay dumadami pa rin ang mga naoospital. KAYA’T KUNG MAY SINTOMAS- magkusa na po tayo at umiwas muna sa ibang tao,” he said.