PHOTO CAPTION: Negrenses who have been fully vaccinated will be identified properly and securely once they are issued their QR-coded identification cards by the provincial government./iNEWS (Photo: NegOcc Capitol PIO)
BACOLOD City–The provincial government of Negros Occidental will issue identification cards with QR codes to fully vaccinated Negrenses.
Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, on Monday said that the release of the ID cards will start with vaccinees at Barangay Kapitolyo, composed of provincial government employees.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson will be the first person to be issued the QR-coded identification card, he stated. He will be followed by members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Diaz said they will require all local government units to provide them copies of their vaccination records so that the names of fully vaccinated individuals can be uploaded to the provincial government database for QR code generation.
He said the issued vaccination cards with QR codes can be used for travel.
The COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force gave LGUs the discretion to require negative RT-PCR results, aside from the vaccination cards from travelers, with the swab test done before travel or upon arrival.
Earlier, the Department of Health announced that COVID-19 tests may still be required for fully vaccinated tourists upon entry into quarantine control points.
Meanwhile, Diaz said in order to improve their vaccination rate, the provincial government is giving more vaccines to LGUs with big demands.
The volume of vaccines delivered to LGUs depends on their need on a certain date in order to prevent spoilage, he said. (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNEWS-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)