Balaba wants to consider QR Code for protection of children

COUNCILOR Joyleen Mercedes L. Balaba, on Monday, expressed her opinion to retain the requirement of QR Code app for the safety of children entering their schools.

In her reaction to the special report of Councilor Roger G. Abaday, during the regular session presided over by City Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez, Councilor Balaba said children are one of the most vulnerable sectors of COVID-19.

According to Councilor Abaday, some parents aired their concerns about the requirement to scan a QR Code before they can enter school grounds, adding it is very inconvenient.

Councilor Balaba said schools have their internal policy requiring QR code for contact tracing in case there are positive cases of COVID-19.

“We should try to understand that there are schools that are very strict because they want to protect our children,” she stressed.

To keep children safe from COVID-19, Councilor Balaba said it is understandable on the part of the schools to impose the QR Code policy.

“I don’t think it would be an inconvenience on the part of the parents. Because, by this time after two years of pandemic naa na man ta’y QR code seguro tanan and even in our vaccine card naa na ang QR Code,” she concluded.