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Another Lapu employee diagnosed with COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another employee of the Lapu-Lapu City government tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This now brings to 11 the total number of COVID-19 cases in the city wherein four of the victims were City Hall employees who were involved in the city’s relief operations. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the […] The post Another Lapu employee diagnosed with COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 20th, 2020

Lapu now has 10 COVID-19 cases with addition of 2 more City Hall employees

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Two more City Hall employees were added to Lapu-Lapu City’s list of COVID-19 cases. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said that the two – a male and a female employee- were the latest addition to the city’s list that now totals to 10 confirmed […] The post Lapu now has 10 COVID-19 cases with addition of 2 more City Hall employees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

Infected Mandaue city hall employees now at 6

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The number of infected Mandaue city hall employees have risen to 6 today, Jan. 25, 2020. The latest employee found positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worked at the City Legal Office (CLO). Read: 72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation Five City Engineer’s Office workers […] The post Infected Mandaue city hall employees now at 6 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 14 min. ago

2 ROFs from Lapu-Lapu test positive for COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Two Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in Lapu-Lapu City have tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU). Carungay said that the first ROF is a 42-year-old male seafarer from Sri Lanka, who arrived at the Mactan-Cebu […] The post 2 ROFs from Lapu-Lapu test positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation

MANDAUE CITY, Philippine – The 72 employees from the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) and Office of the Building Official (OBO) here who are close contacts of the employee from the engineering department who tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have already undergone swab tests and are now undergoing home isolation. Lawyer John Eddu […] The post 72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Coffin stored in break room as Los Angeles funeral home overwhelmed

A corpse in the break room. Embalmed bodies in the garage.  During AFP’s visit, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the funeral home employee break room beyond the front desk Boyd Funeral Home, a small family business in Los Angeles, is so overflowing with Covid-19 victims it has begun turning away customers for the first time in its history. “The weekend before I turned down 16 families that I couldn’t do services for,” said owner Candy Boyd.  “It’s sad. But that’s pretty much how it is now.” In the past two weeks, as coronavirus has slammed Los Angeles, some 80 percent of the deceased passing through her doors died from Covid. One-in-10 residents of the nation’s second largest city has been infected since the pandemic began, with nearly 300 people dying daily last week as the virus surges. At Boyd’s reception desk, the phones keep ringing, mostly going unanswered as her overwhelmed staff have abandoned setting appointments and now tell customers to just show up and get in line. She is even receiving calls from desperate families in other counties more than an hour’s drive away.  Many hospital morgues are also full, with local coroners using refrigerated trucks to accommodate the victim load and some cemeteries warning of two week waiting lists. “Things are getting more and more out of control,” said Boyd. During AFP’s visit this week, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the employee break room beyond the front desk. It had been there for a week. “This room is our lunch area, however, we are having to use this room for space for caskets,” said the owner. “We’ve done the services but the cemetery is so backed up… we have to hold them here until they have time to do the burial.” – Bodies in the garage – Like much of surrounding South Los Angeles, the Westmont neighborhood is mainly inhabited by Black and Latino working class communities living in densely populated homes. These demographics have been hit particularly hard by Covid, with mortality rates two or three times higher than nearby affluent communities. Boyd’s funeral home cold storage room has been consistently full. Two weeks ago, Boyd brought in craftsmen to erect two large wooden structures in the company’s garage to store embalmed bodies. “He hasn’t even gotten a chance to really finish because we needed (to store) these,” she said, pointing to corpses wrapped in body bags lying on the rough shelves. “I would never imagined having to build that in my wildest dreams.” Some funeral homes have reported a shortage of coffins due to lack of wood, though Boyd’s supplier has kept up with orders so long as they are placed early enough. – ‘Nightmares’ – Worried about her five staff catching the virus at the start of the pandemic, Boyd initially refused to accept Covid victims. “I was having nightmares. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep,” she recalled.  Boyd has since created safety protocols and now feels comfortable dealing with the influx, although she insists it is “not about the money.” “It’s about helping families and helping them get through this crisis,” she said. “It takes a toll on me every day, I’m dealing with this,” Boyd added. “And I have to keep a stolid face because I have to be there for the family.”  Sometimes, customers are people she has long known personally. Other times, Boyd encounters families who still refuse to wear masks or respect physical distance, even as they make arrangements to bury their loved ones.  “The numbers don’t lie. It’s true. It’s real,” said Boyd of the disease. Cases in California have more than doubled since early December to 2.8 million. “If you don’t take it serious,” she warned an AFP journalist, “you could be one of the people that are in my back row back there, you know!”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Chan sees big challenge in establishing COVID-19 vaccine storage facility

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan admits that one of the city’s biggest challenges in procuring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine would be the storage facility that would maintain the efficacy of the medicine. Chan said that an acceptable storage facility is of utmost importance since some vaccines need to […] The post Chan sees big challenge in establishing COVID-19 vaccine storage facility appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Chan’s petition to Sto. Niño: An end to COVID-19 pandemic

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has only one prayer petition to the Señor Sto. Niño: An end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic so that the city’s economy can already recover. Chan said that this was what he was praying for to the miraculous image of the Holy Child […] The post Chan’s petition to Sto. Niño: An end to COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu gov’t monitors 16 travellers from countries with cases of new COVID strain

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —The Lapu-Lapu City government is monitoring 16 additional travellers from countries with confirmed cases of the new variant of Sars-coV-2. Sars-coV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), said that these travelers had arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport on January 5, […] The post Lapu-Lapu gov’t monitors 16 travellers from countries with cases of new COVID strain appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu has 51 active COVID-19 cases

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City now has 51 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of January 9, 2021. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), that of the number of active cases, six were admitted at the hospital, while the rest […] The post Lapu-Lapu has 51 active COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-lapu City government will allocate not less than P100 million in purchasing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this in an interview with CDN Digital on Thursday, January 7, in Lapu-Lapu City. Chan also said he planned to submit a supplemental budget at […] The post Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Former lawmaker who oversaw Sereno’s impeachment proceedings dies

Former Rep. Reynaldo Umali's brother said the former lawmaker had fought cancer and was diagnosed with COVID-19 last December 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Slight rise of COVID-19 cases noted in Lapu-Lapu City

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government could not attribute yet the slight rise of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city to the recent Christmas and New Year celebrations. Earlier, the Department of Health (DOH) was already expecting a post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases, due to the movement of people, […] The post Slight rise of COVID-19 cases noted in Lapu-Lapu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

New Year’s day beachgoers crowd Lapu public beaches, ignore health protocols

Beachgoers crowd this public beach in Barangay Maribago in Lapu-Lapu City totally ignoring standard health protocols. | Photo Courtesy of Nagiel Banacia, CDRRMO head LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) is reminding the public once again that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still in our midst […] The post New Year’s day beachgoers crowd Lapu public beaches, ignore health protocols appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

DOH-7 to Maribago beachgoers: Monitor selves for COVID-19 symptoms

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of social distancing, wearing of masks, and the breaking of various health protocols in the Maribago Beach in Lapu-Lapu City on January 1, 2021, may cause a rise in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. This was the statement of Doctor Mary Jean Loreche of the […] The post DOH-7 to Maribago beachgoers: Monitor selves for COVID-19 symptoms appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most countries to adapt to changes to protect each one’s well-being from an infectious virus that has ravaged and infected millions in the world. In Cebu Island — Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities and Cebu province — Cebuanos have also adapted to the […] The post In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

Lapu’s active cases of COVID-19 rise from 22 to 28

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lapu-Lapu City has increased from 22 to 28, with the addition of six new cases yesterday, December 30, 2020, the city’s top health official said. Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, disclosed in her report that from December […] The post Lapu’s active cases of COVID-19 rise from 22 to 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

In photos (Part 1): A glimpse at Cebu amid the COVID-19 pandemic

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in a matter of months this year. In Cebu island – Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Cebu province – like most parts of the world, face masks and now face shields have become a must for Cebuanos going outside their homes. Community […] The post In photos (Part 1): A glimpse at Cebu amid the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Be a modern-day hero, wear your face masks — Ahong to Oponganons

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Emulate Dr. Jose Rizal, and be a modern-day hero by following the health protocols set by the government to combat the threat of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This, in a nutshell, is how Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan urged his fellow Oponganons to continue to be vigilant against the […] The post Be a modern-day hero, wear your face masks — Ahong to Oponganons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23

Mactan Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – It’s now down to only 23 remaining active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lapu-Lapu City with 20 barangays considered free from the virus. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology […] The post Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Lampas 100 Immigration employee sapol ng coronavirus

Higit 100 na empleyado mula sa Bureau of Immigration (BI) ang nasapol ng COVID-19 sa buong taon. The post Lampas 100 Immigration employee sapol ng coronavirus first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020