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Vaccine Czar and National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., revealed that around 50% of the tourism workers in Cebu’s highly urbanized cities have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The highly urbanized cities are Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu. 

In the ceremonial vaccination of Cebu Tourism Workers in Cebu today, September 24, Galvez said that the tourism industry has been a key driver and a major revenue earner of the country’s economy.

“The Province of Cebu is considered as one of the country’s top tourist destinations because of its world-class marine attractions, historic sites, and its mouth-watering cuisines,” Galvez said. 

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vince Dizon together with Project Balik Buhay chairman Edmun Liu, PBB co-chair Kenneth Cobonpue and Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association in Cebu Inc. 

President Alfred Reyes were also present during the ceremonial vaccination at Oakridge in Mandaue City, Cebu. 

Meanwhile, Visayas COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said that several volunteers under the Cebu Vaccination Group will be in Bantayan Island, Cebu on October 1 to 3, 2021 to rollout their vaccination campaign in the island.

Bantayan Island is composed of three municipalities- Bantayan, Santa Fe and Madredijos. There are also several tourist spots in the island. (By: April Therese Tan)

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