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Duque proposes new sked for vax drive in areas anticipated to be hit by storm

The bottom corridor of the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium within the Metropolis of Malolos served as a venue for the primary three-day nationwide vaccination drive. (File picture by CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE / Inquirer Central Luzon)

MANILA, Philippines — Well being Secretary Francisco Duque advisable on Monday the rescheduling of the second leg of the nationwide vaccination drive in areas anticipated to be hit by a storm looming outdoors the Philippine space of duty (PAR).

The storm —  internationally often called Rai however will likely be regionally referred to as Odette on getting into PAR — is predicted to make landfall in Japanese Visayas on Thursday, Dec. 16, in keeping with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Companies Administration (Pagasa).

Inside Secretary Eduardo Año had the identical suggestion, Duque mentioned through the taped weekly briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late Monday night time.

The subsequent nationwide vaccination drive is about to happen from Dec. 15 to 17. Duque mentioned areas that may be hit by the storm would as a substitute have the vaccination dates reset from Dec. 20 to 22.

READ: Tropical despair outdoors PAR now a tropical storm; to enter PH on Dec 14

The storm is forecast to hit Central and Japanese Visayas, Northern Mindanao,  and Southern Tagalog.

Due to that, Duque mentioned the vaccination drive from Dec. 15 to 17 would solely be carried out in Central and Northern Luzon.

In line with Pagasa’s newest replace, the storm could strengthen right into a storm earlier than making landfall on Thursday.


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