Negros Occidental exec suggests giving ‘passports’ to 1st COVID-19 vaccine takers
BACOLOD CITY –– Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz has proposed to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson the granting of vaccine “passports” to those who agree to be inoculated first against COVID-19.
The passports, he said, would allow them free travel to wherever they want to go in the Philippines.
“This is a way of giving them an incentive for being among the first to be vaccinated,” he said.
“Hopefully, the passports will draw more people to be vaccinated because a lot already want to travel and go on vacation,” he added.
Diaz hoped that the vaccine passport would enable one to enter any part of the country without restrictions, such as a negative swab test result and quarantines.
“If we get the nod of Gov. Bong Lacson, we will use it to inspire people to get the first doses of vaccines,” he said.
“We want our people protected and to resume their regular economic and social lives,” he added.
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