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Calabarzon, Bulacan COVID-19 cases rise – DOH

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in Calabarzon and Bulacan has been increasing, with clustering of cases recorded in more than 400 areas......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

Economic recovery takes ‘one step back’

The Philippine economic recovery is taking a step back to curb the surging coronavirus outbreak and fix the fragile health system waging a “losing battle” against the pandemic. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said yesterday that the return of Metro Manila and nearly provinces to a stricter lockdown may take a toll on the drivers of economic rebound in the near-term. But Dominguez said that if the reimposed stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) is correctly implemented, it will have a favorable impact on the nation’s long-term economic prospects. “In the short run, the return to MECQ may negatively affect livelihoods, consumer demand and production. However, if the time is used to boost all our medical resources and prevent further spread of the virus, then the MECQ will be positive for the long haul,” Dominguez said. As this is a new virus, Dominguez explained that nations, including the Philippines, continuously learn to adapt to the challenges posed by the new and uncertain environment induced by coronavirus. “The whole world is learning how to dance with this virus: two steps forward and one step back,” Dominguez said.Earlier, the DOF chief pushed for a shift of Metro Manila and Calabarzon—accounting for about 70 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)—“as quickly as possible” to the most lenient quarantine status to kickstart the economy. However, President Duterte ordered Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal back under the MECQ from August 4 to 18 following a surge of COVID-19 cases and the appeal of healthcare workers. The two week shift to MECQ for Metro Manila and its adjacent provinces starting today ceased some businesses and public transport, while work and quarantine passes are also reinforced to restrict non-essential movements. Reverting to MECQ is an unwelcome develop for the economic managers as it could derail hopes for a recovery in the third quarter of the year. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua earlier said the economic impact of the quarantine measures in country was “more severe than expected.”  Days before Metro Maila reverted to MECQ, Dominguez said the local economy had already hit bottom and started to recover from the coronavirus-induced crisis, noting business activities have begun to pick up. The government had gradually eased the tough virus lockdown measures after the economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the first quarter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Rise in severe, critical cases due to mistagging — DOH

The increase in patients with severe and critical conditions is “proportional” to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

COVID-19 infections in Philippines rise to 294,591

The DOH logged 2,833 additional cases, of which 80% got infected within the last two weeks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

BuCor COVID-19 cases rise to 451

This leaves 30 active cases among BuCor personnel and inmates. Fifteen of these are staff and fifteen are inmates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to over 290,000 as death toll nears 5,000

The DOH logged 3,475 additional COVID-19 infections, pushing the nation's caseload to 290,190......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Rise in COVID cases in construction sites worries Cebu City officials

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials in Cebu City will be meeting with construction experts and officials as they race to address the rising number of construction workers who test positive for the new coronavirus. Councilor Joel Garganera, who leads the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said they recently discovered 15 construction workers staying at […] The post Rise in COVID cases in construction sites worries Cebu City officials appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

PH records 283,460 COVID cases as 3,962 new infections recorded

By ANALOU DE VERA The Philippines recorded 283,460 COVID-19 cases after 3,962 new infections were recorded by the Department of Health (DoH) Saturday. Of the 283,460 cases, 68,645 are active cases or those who are currently ill. Metro Manila has the most number of cases with 1,440, followed by Bulacan, 354; Cavite, 287;  Laguna, 282; […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

Medical frontliners want ECQ for South Cotabato as virus cases rise

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 September) – Medical frontliners in South Cotabato province have appealed for the immediate declaration of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the area amid the increasing cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) local transmission. Members of the South Cotabato Medical Society (Socomed) and officials of rural health units issued […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

COVID-19 infections in Philippines rise to 245,143

The DOH recorded 3,176 additional cases Tuesday based on the submission of 105 out of 117 testing laboratories in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: India s new COVID-19 cases among highest worldwide

BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally continues to rise sharply eve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Meralco powers NCR s biggest COVID-19 quarantine center

Meralco crews work round-the-clock to ensure safe, adequate, and reliable supply of electricity to the Solaire-PAGCOR Mega Quarantine Facility. The 525-bed center located in Paranaque City, is the biggest quarantine facility in Metro Manila and is one of the additional COVID-19 facilities to serve Metro Manila, Bulacan, and the Calabarzon Region......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Meralco powers NCR’s biggest COVID-19 quarantine center

      MERALCO crews work round-the-clock to ensure safe, adequate, and reliable supply of electricity to the Solaire-PAGCOR Mega Quarantine Facility. The 525-bed center located in Paranaque City, is the biggest quarantine facility in Metro Manila and is one of the additional COVID-19 facilities to serve Metro Manila, Bulacan, and the Calabarzon Region. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

COVID-19 cases at House rise to 67

COVID-19 cases at House rise to 67.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Israel cases surge, South Africa slows: A week in Covid-19

Israel is the country where the number of cases is picking up most, with its average of new cases per day representing a 57 percent rise, the biggest such jump among countries recording at least 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Bacayan subdivision needs intervention for slight rise in COVID cases — Garganera

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A private subdivision in Barangay Bacayan, a mountain barangay in Cebu City, is currently the focus of attention of the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as a rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is being recorded in the area. According to Councilor Joel Garganera, czar of the EOC, there […] The post Bacayan subdivision needs intervention for slight rise in COVID cases — Garganera appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 cases climb past 224,000 as Metro Manila stays under GCQ

President Rodrigo Duterte kept partial restrictions in the capital region for a month starting Tuesday. Other areas under GCQ include Bulacan, Batangas, Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas and Bacolod City in Western Visayas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

In Talibon, Mayor orders regulated entry of non-residents following rise in COVID cases

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The entry of non-residents in Talibon town in Bohol province will already be regulated following a rise in cases of local transmission of the coronavirus disease in the area. Mayor Janette Garcia wrote mayors of the neighboring towns on Friday, August 28,  to relay its implementation starting on Tuesday, September 1. […] The post In Talibon, Mayor orders regulated entry of non-residents following rise in COVID cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

‘New lockdowns to irreversibly injure economy’

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday ruled out placing the National Capital Region again under stricter lockdown despite the continuing rise in cases of COVID-19, saying doing so would irreparably damage the economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 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: Returning residents contributed to rise in COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental

In a media briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the department is studying the spike in cases in the province......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020