Bataan Gov. Albert S. Garcia profusely expressed his gratitude to doctors, nurses, and other frontliners who worked hard during the height of COVID-19 pandemic as he announced during Monday’s flag raising ceremony that the province will be under Alert Level 1 starting March 1, 2022.
The governor said he owed this feat to high level of vaccination rate in the province. Based on records at the Provincial Health Office approximately 600,000 Bataan residents have already been fully vaccinated. “Sana po magtuluy-tuloy na itong pagbaba ng kaso ng COVID nang sa ganun ay tuloy na rin ang ating mga programa at bumalik na ang sigla ng ating ekonomiya,” said the provincial chief executive. However, Garcia warned everyone to continue practicing basic health protocols. He appeared worrisome about the present Russia-Ukraine war which will trigger oil price increase. “Let us all pray that the war will end soon,” the governor added.