PHOTO CAPTION: Aklan governor Florencio Miraflores (right and 4th from left in inset photo) sends the right message to his constituents by getting fully vaccinated. Along with him, town mayors (from left) Rodell Ramos of Batan; Gary Fuentes, Tangalan; Jeserel Templonuevo, Numancia; Jose Enrique Miraflores, Ibajay; Mary Lenette Fernandez, Lezo; Abencio Torres, Makato, and Alfonso Gubatina of Madalag have also completed their two vaccine shots against COVID-19./iNEWS (Photo credits: PHO-Aklan)
KALIBO, Aklan–Here’s one notable win for Aklan: Governor Florencio Miraflores is now fully vaccinated after receiving his second dose of CoronaVac (Sinovac) vaccine on May 31, 2021, in Kalibo.
Miraflores, a senior citizen, got his first dose of the vaccine on May 3 at ABL Sports Complex.
The governor was joined by several town mayors, who, like he, received their final doses: Batan mayor Rodell Ramos, Gary Fuentes (Tangalan), Jeserel Templonuevo (Numancia), Jose Enrique Miraflores (Ibajay), Abencio Torres (Makato), Mary Lenette Fernandez (Lezo) and Alfonso Gubatina (Madalag).
The Provincial Health Office-Aklan targets to inoculate 70 percent of 12,576 front liners and health care workers belonging to the A1 eligible priority group and 55,362 under A2 (senior citizens).
There are 21 new cases reported in Kalibo, Banga, Ibajay, Batan, Malay, Nabas, New Washington, Tangalan, and Numancia, according to updated data of Aklan Epidemiological and Surveillance Unit on May 31.
In total, 34 COVID-19 patients are presently hospitalized while 258 are in government quarantine or home facilities in the province and 52 have died due to complications of the disease.
The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 2,343 with 2,003 recoveries.
Kalibo, which has the most number of cases, has extended its curfew hours from 9 pm to 4 am and tightened the protocols on mass gatherings.
Altavas also directed all business establishments to operate only until 4 p.m. except for pharmacies and drug stores to minimize the movements of people. The town also reimposed a liquor ban to curb the rising coronavirus cases.
Batan, meanwhile, is imposing stricter community quarantine measures on gatherings and public events, and limiting wakes, burials, and celebrations to family members only. And while swimming and other recreation activities in public beaches and inland waters are allowed, only Batan residents may do so. (Boy Ryan Zabal/iNEWS-Aklan/Boracay Bureau)