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55% ng LGUs may kaya sa contact tracing — DILG

Manila, Philippines – Tinatayang nasa 55% ng local government units (LGUs) sa Pilipinas ang may kakayanang magsagawa ng contact tracing sa COVID-19 carriers, batay sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). “It’s around 55% at present, obviously with the view to improving in the coming days,” lahad ni Senate Finance Committee chairperson Sonny […] The post 55% ng LGUs may kaya sa contact tracing — DILG appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource: remate remateNov 17th, 2020

Barangay contact tracing teams pushed

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) stressed that each barangay should have its own contact tracer team as the country battles the surging number of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that all business centers should have their own contact tracing teams. The call was made after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines skyrocketed to 98,232 on Aug. 1 and a record-high 4,963 new infections were recorded by the Department of Health (DoH). In combating the pandemic further, Año assured that local government units (LGUs) will continue to be at the forefront in the contact tracing, testing, and referrals to the hospitals of COVID-19 patients in their localities. He noted the DILG has issued Memorandum Circular 2020-077 that compels the LGUs to establish their own task forces against COVID-19. In the midst of the fight against the pandemic, Año asked the public to be resilient in preventing the transmission of the disease by adhering strictly to quarantine protocols. “Help us ensure participative and effective governance as we undertake to implement the national action plan for COVID 19,’’ said Año......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

DILG, ipinag-utos sa mga LGUs na magpokus sa contact tracing

  MERLROSE MANUEL NAGBIGAY ng direktiba ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa lahat ng lokal na pamahalaan sa bansa na ituon din ang kanilang pansin sa pagsasagawa ng contact tracing sa mga posibleng carriers ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na main focus ng LGU […] The post DILG, ipinag-utos sa mga LGUs na magpokus sa contact tracing appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

DILG to LGUs, PNP: Organize contact tracing teams

The Philippine National Police and local government units have been tasked to organize teams that will trace people who had contact with those infected with the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Reestablishment of ‘Safe Davao QR’ must come first before regionwide QR system unification

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Nov) – The Safe Davao QR (DQR), the city’s contactless contact-tracing system, may be unified with the QR systems of other local government units (LGUs) in the region, but it will be possible only once the city government reestablishes its own system, which bogged down last October 4 due to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

DILG lauds Pangasinan prov’l govt for its efforts in slowing down COVID-19 spread

PANGASINAN — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has commended the provincial government headed by Gov. Amado Espino III and the people of Pangasinan for their collective effort in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Governor Amado I. Espino III (Photo from the official website of the Province of Pangasinan/ MANILA BULLETIN/ FILE) “Binabati natin si Governor dahil maganda ang pagha-handle nila sa COVID situation. In fact, bumaba na yung kanilang active cases. Magandang development na ito sa pangunguna ng ating Governor at sa pagtutulungan ng ating mga kababayan sa Pangasinan,” (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said. The DILG Secretary, together with Gov. Espino and Board Member Jerome Vic Espino were guests at the October 27 episode of Laging Handa Network Briefing hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar. Año said that despite being a huge province and the gateway to Northern Luzon, Pangasinan is faring well in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. “Sana ay tuluyan na ring mawala ang COVID dyan,” the DILG Secretary said. Espino thanked his constituents for cooperating with the provincial government in the enforcement of strict health protocols. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa ating mga kababayan na nakikinig at sumusunod sa alituntunin at sa mga LGUs na nakikiisa sa mga programa. Sa guidance po ng national Inter-Agency Task Force, maganda ang pagkakaisa at komunikasyon po namin dito kaya patuloy na bumababa ang mga kaso ng COVID-19,” he said. The province has a total of 1,611 COVID-19 cases, 351 of which are active, 60 deaths, and 1,200 recoveries.  Espino thanked national government agencies and President Duterte for their support to the Province of Pangasinan in curbing the spread of COVID-19. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Higit 35K katao contact tracer na; recruitment tatapusin sa susunod na linggo —DILG

Manila, Philippines – Umabot na sa 35,345 katao ang natanggap bilang contact tracers sa kabila ng nakatakdang pagtatapos ng recruitment sa susunod na linggo, batay sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Sa panayam sa Laging Handa public briefing, sinabi ni DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya na naipakalat na ng LGUs sa buong bansa […] The post Higit 35K katao contact tracer na; recruitment tatapusin sa susunod na linggo —DILG appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

298 contact tracers to start contact tracing work in Lapu-Lapu

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Two hundred ninety eight (298) of the 300 contact tracers hired by the Department of Interior and Local Government in Lapu-Lapu (DILG-Lapu-Lapu) will start their contact tracing duties today, October 15, 2020. Jonah Pino, DILG Lapu-Lapu officer in charge, said that two of the hired contact tracers were found positive for […] The post 298 contact tracers to start contact tracing work in Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

DILG: Mahigit sa 26,872 contact tracers nadestino na sa LGUs

LUNGSOD CALOOCAN, Okt. 12 (PIA) -- Iniulat ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ngayong araw na higit sa 26,872 contact tracers na ang kanilang tinanggap at ipinadala na sa iba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Over 26,000 contact tracers deployed to LGUs, DILG says

“I am confident that we will be able to meet the schedule of deploying the 50,000 even before the end of the month,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

DILG eyes 600 contact tracers to augment contact tracing teams in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is looking to add 600 new contact tracers to the contact tracing teams here. DILG Cebu City Officer-in-charge Kenneth Lucero said the addition aims to boost the city’s contact tracing efforts in the hopes of stopping the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 […] The post DILG eyes 600 contact tracers to augment contact tracing teams in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Region 12 LGUs to adopt unified COVID contact-tracing system

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 September) – Local government units (LGU) in Region 12 (Soccksargen) will fully adopt later this month a unified coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS) using an application developed by South Cotabato province. Jennifer Bretaña, head of the South Cotabato Provincial Planning and Development Office, said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Dagdag na contact tracers sa mga LGUs may inilaang pondo

Legazpi City – Hinihintay ngayon ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa Bicol ang opisyal na guidelines para sa hiring ng dagdag na contact tracers sa mga local government units (LGU)             Sa panayam ng Bicol Peryodiko, sinabi ni Regional Director Anthony Nuyda na merong inilaang 5 bilyong pisong pondo para sa dagdag […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Walang trabaho gawing contact tracer

Kailangang magiging epektibo ang implementasyon ng contract tracing sa pamumuno ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), na may P5 bilyong pondo sa ilalim ng panukalang Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, ayon kay Senadora Grace Poe. The post Walang trabaho gawing contact tracer first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

David: Gov’t efforts vs COVID-19 ‘working’ but MM not yet ready for MGCQ

The University of the Philippines (UP) OCTA Research said government’s effort in fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is proving to be effective that has resulted in the decline in new infections. Commuters inside an e-trike wears face shield as DOTr requires the use of face shield when riding public transport (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) But the UP experts are not recommending that Metro Manila be placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) after the lapse of GCQ on August 31. Despite reverting to a more relaxed lockdown, Dr. Guido David in an interview over DzBB Saturday said that the flattening of the curve is still achievable. “Sa ngayon, hindi pa naman namin nakikitang tumataas [ang cases], kaya optimistic naman kami na itong GCQ (general community quarantine) baka iba na sya sa GCQ dati kasi mas maingat na tayo ngayon (So far, we haven’t seen the cases rise that is why we are optimistic that this GCQ is different from the previous one because the people now are more careful,” David said. He cited the mandatory wearing of face shield in malls, offices, and public transportation as an effective measure to curb the spread of the virus. David also lauded the country’s “improving” contact tracing, isolation of probable cases, and increased testing capacity. “Yung contact tracing natin pinapaganda na natin, yung isolation and treatment, may lapses tayo dati dyan sa implementation, ngayon mukhang naayos na natin yan. Yung testing, nag-increase pa. Yung local government, baka mas proactive na sila ngayon sa pag manage ng localized lockdowns (Our contact tracing has improved. We seem to have fixed our lapses in implementing isolation and treatment. The testing has increased too. Our local government units are more proactive now in managing localized lockdowns),” he added. “Sa Cebu nung nag-GCQ na ulit sila, hindi naman tumaas ang bilang ng kaso. Parang natuto na sila at siguro nasanay na dun sa new normal, kaya patuloy pa ring pagbaba yung kaso. Yung Cebu, as an example, 300 cases sila per day nung nag-ECQ sila, tapos bumaba na. Ngayon nakaka-80 cases na lang sila per day. So yun yung inaasahan natin sa Metro Manila (In Cebu, when they were placed under GCQ again, their daily cases did not increase. Perhaps they already learned their lesson and have gotten used to the new normal so their cases continue to decrease. Cebu used to have 300 cases per day when they were placed under ECQ. Now they only have 80 cases daily. And that’s what we’re expecting in Metro Manila),” David said. Earlier, the research group said that flattening of the COVID-19 curve is “possible” by end of August to September because the virus reproductive rate is going down from 1.5 to 1.1. However, David noted that UP OCTA team still would not recommend Metro Manila to shift to moderate general community quarantine (MGCQ). “Hindi natin mare-recommend yan kasi puno pa rin yung mga hospital natin para makapag-MGCQ tayo. Obserbahan muna natin (We’re not recommending MGCQ because our hospitals are still full. We should observe first),” he said. “Buti nang ma-retain tayo ng GCQ tapos hintayin natin na bumaba pa yung bilang ng kaso, kahit mapababa natin ng 2,000-1,000 cases per day, tsaka tayo mag-open ng iba pang economic sectors (It would be better for us to retain the GCQ status and wait for the number of new cases to decrease, let’s say 2,000-1,000 cases per day, then we can open other economic sectors),” David added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

DOH-10 urges LGUs to boost contact tracing system

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA)--Following the recommendation of the National Task Force on COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH)-10 urges local government units (LGUs) to boost capacity and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

DILG: Aggressive contact tracing a game changer

Five months into the pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said aggressive contact tracing could prove to be a “game changer” in the country’s efforts in battling COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

DOH: LGUs are main implementers of contact tracing efforts

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said it is the department’s duty to provide guidelines and standards for contact tracing efforts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Local Roundup: LGU tracing capability low

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the government’s contact tracing czar, said Thursday only 0.068 percent of local government units (LGUs) had an established contact-tracing capability, citing the results of a diagnostic survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

45% of Bohol town DRRMs hold lockdown simex

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 25 (PIA) -- Only 45 percent or 22 local government units (LGUs) here have conducted their Barangay Lockdown and Contact Tracing simulation exercises (SIMEX), according.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

NorMin now has 1,712 contact tracing team members

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 25 (PIA)--As part of the government's efforts in containing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, the local government units (LGUs) in the region have organized 14.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020