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Cebu City’s recovery rate now at 91 percent

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is entering its eighth week under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) with its number of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continually decreasing and its recoveries increasing. Data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), compiled by CDN Digital, showed that the city’s recoveries from […] The post Cebu City’s recovery rate now at 91 percent appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 18th, 2020

Cebu crime rate drops by 10.9%

Cebu City – The total number of crimes in the Province of Cebu dropped by 10.93 percent in the first eight months of this year, compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO)......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Mandaue City active cases near 100-mark

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Coronavirus disease cases in Mandaue City now nears the 100-mark with the addition of nine active cases on Sunday, November 22. The city only had one recovery,MC2474, from Barangay Umapad on the same day. As of Sunday, Mandaue City logged a total of 94 active cases and 2,248 recoveries while its […] The post Mandaue City active cases near 100-mark appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Strict enforcement of health protocols key for Cebu malls’ optimism

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As long as minimum health standards are in place, and health protocols are being observed, malls in Cebu are optimistic that the industry’s road to recovery will not be a tedious one. “We like to remain optimistic and this is why we’re very strict in minimum health standards. We don’t want […] The post Strict enforcement of health protocols key for Cebu malls’ optimism appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Muntinlupa City records 95.83% recovery rate, 20 days doubling time

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 12 (PIA) --The City of Muntinlupa recorded a 95.83% recovery rate, an all-time high since the beginning of the pandemic, and improving doubling time at almost 20 days over the pas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Bogo left with 1 active case; 2 recoveries logged on Nov. 11

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Bogo City in northern Cebu is just a few steps away from achieving a COVID-free status. The city government reported this Wednesday morning, November 11, 2020, that they are now left with only one remaining active case following the recovery of two more of their patients. An advisory that was posted […] The post Bogo left with 1 active case; 2 recoveries logged on Nov. 11 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Cebu Chamber lauds government s response for economic recovery

CEBU CITY, Nov. 9 (PIA) -- With an allocation of P39.4-B for capital infusion for government financial institutions under the Bayanihan 2, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (CCCI) lauded the gover.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

Mandaue’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops, no new cases reported

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Mandaue City now has a 2.63 positivity rate of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes revealed that from October 1 to 15, a total of 2,272 swab samples were tested with only 62 individuals positive for the pneumonia-inducing disease. This translates to a […] The post Mandaue’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops, no new cases reported appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Millions more face English virus restrictions as cases spiral

Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government is considering a nationwide lockdown. A digital display shows NHS health advice on the coronavirus in Leeds on October 30, 2020. – West Yorkshire is to be placed under tier three Covid restrictions from November 2, 2020, the strictest level of rules. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) From Monday, nearly 2.4 million residents in five districts of West Yorkshire, including in the city of Leeds, will be barred from socialising with other households indoors. Pubs and bars not serving “substantial meals” must close, alongside casinos and betting shops, while people have also been told to avoid unnecessary travel. The Department of Health said the measures were needed as infection rates in West Yorkshire were among the highest in the country and rising rapidly. The Times reported Friday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considering a return to a national lockdown to battle the surge. Johnson was expected to hold a press conference on Monday to announce new restrictions, which would close everything except “essential shops”, schools and universities, the paper said, quoting a government source. In its weekly study of Covid-19 prevalence, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people with the virus had increased to around one in 100 nationwide. “There has been growth in all age groups over the past two weeks; older teenagers and young adults continue to have the highest current rates while rates appear to be steeply increasing among secondary school children,” it said. The country’s official science advisory panel warned in a report published Friday that the virus was spreading “significantly” faster and that hospitalisations were rising at a higher rate through England than its predicted “worst-case” scenario drawn up in July. The report said that in mid-October, shortly before new local rules were introduced, around four times as many people were catching Covid than anticipated in the July report. That study warned that 85,000 more people could die during the winter wave. West Yorkshire’s imminent restrictions are the latest step in the UK government’s localised response to the surging transmission, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. More than 11 million people — about a fifth of England’s population — will be under the tightest measures from next week. Most of the areas in the “very high” category of the government’s three-tier Covid alert system are in northern and central parts of the country. Nottingham became the latest city to enter the highest tier Friday. On Thursday night, young people took to the streets in fancy dress and drank in large groups before a ban on alcohol sales in shops came into force at 2100 GMT. – ‘Targeted’ – The pandemic has hit Britain harder than any other country in Europe, with more than 45,000 people having died within 28 days of testing positive. Case rates are spiralling again after a lull, tracking the situation elsewhere on the continent. England is seeing nearly 52,000 new cases daily, a 47 percent weekly rise, according to the ONS, which conducts its analysis of households with the help of several universities and health bodies, and excludes people in hospitals and care homes.  Britain’s European neighbours and the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reimposed partial lockdowns to try to cut infection rates. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Friday the government would continue its “targeted and focused” strategy of local restrictions in virus hotspots. “The arbitrariness of a blanket approach would be far worse than the effects of trying to be as targeted as possible,” he said. Meanwhile, a new study reported Friday that a Covid-19 variant originating in Spanish farm workers has spread rapidly throughout Europe in recent months and now accounts for most cases in Britain. The variant — called 20A.EU1 — is thought to have been spread from northeastern Spain by people returning from holidays there, according to the study, which is awaiting peer review in a medical journal. There is currently no evidence that the strain spreads faster or impacts illness severity and immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Recoveries in Central Visayas hit 20k mark

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The recovery count in Central Visayas already exceeded 20, 000 with the addition of 41 more on Wednesday, October 28, while the region’s new cases continue to decline. In its latest health bulletin,  the Department of Health here (DOH-7) reported a total of 20,031 recoveries as of Wednesday, with 27 of […] The post Recoveries in Central Visayas hit 20k mark appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Helping ‘Homeless Berta’ take first step to road to recovery

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The viral homeless man in Cebu, known as Berta, is now finally safe from the dangers of the streets all thanks to a rehabilitation center in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City. Safe Haven rehabilitation center is living up to its name as the house where Berta is sure to get the right […] The post Helping ‘Homeless Berta’ take first step to road to recovery appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Cebu Province proposes P15B for 2021 budget, up by 25%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province proposed a record-breaking P15 billion as its budget for 2021, a 25 percent increase to the P12 billion allotted for this year. The proposed budget was approved in its first reading by the Provincial Board (PB) during their regular session on Monday, October 26, 2020, then immediately referred to […] The post Cebu Province proposes P15B for 2021 budget, up by 25% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Cimatu to Cebu City: Aim for zero in COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu challenged Cebu City to reach zero in the cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cimatu said that with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation, the city government must aim for a complete recovery. For October 2020, Cebu City recorded no additional death of the COVID-19, reduced […] The post Cimatu to Cebu City: Aim for zero in COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Navotas City only allows cemetery visits by schedule

Navotas City is only allowing residents to visit cemeteries by schedule to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in the city this Undas or All Souls’ Day. Mayor Toby Tiangco on Saturday said that the residents should first reach out to the contact number provided by the local government to express their intent to visit a cemetery and get a schedule when they will be allowed to do so. “May sistema ng scheduling na magtetext sila, bibigyan sila ng oras para siguradong hindi puno ‘yung cemetery (We are scheduling them through text messages. We will give them a schedule to ensure that the cemetery will not be crowded),” Tiangco said over CNN Philippines interview. According to him, residents are then given two hours to visit and pay respects to their departed loved ones. However, they are not allowed to eat or drink there as the said activities might lead to catching the virus or infecting others. “Then, may pagitan na two hours para sa labas pasok ng mga tao (from the cemetery) and then two hours ulit para doon sa mga (bagong papasok) (Then, there is a two-hour gap for the exit of first batch visitors before another batch would be allowed,” Tiangco added. Tiangco said that they are taking various safety measures to maintain its gain in its COVID-19 response. “Ang gusto lang namin maging safe (muna ang sitwasyon) bago lumabas ang tao (We first want to make sure that the situation is safe before allowing our people to go out),” he said. As of the latest University of the Philippines’ OCTA Research data, Navotas City is the second lowest city among 17 Metro Manila cities in terms of COVID-19 attack rate. The city only has an attack rate of 4.9 percent per 1,000 population, according to the said research. “This serves as a validation of all our efforts to keep our constituents safe from COVID-19. However, we need to stay vigilant and careful. We cannot let our guard down because our cases could go up any time,” he said......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Singapore-based loan firm opens doors to Cebu clients

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Singapore-based loan provider is opening its doors to entrepreneurs in Cebu who want to get a kickstart in their recovery plans. Right Choice Finance Corporation (RCF), in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, announced that it had officially expanded its operations in Cebu. “We don’t want to […] The post Singapore-based loan firm opens doors to Cebu clients appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The active case count of coronavirus disease continues to dwindle in Central Visayas as the health department reports more recoveries than new cases, at least in the last seven days. From October 4 to October 10, 2020, the Department of Health in Central Visayas declared a total of 476 recoveries from […] The post CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Cordova eyes facility to convert plastic to useful by-products

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipality of Cordova is eyeing the establishment of materials recovery facilities (MRF) in all of its 13 barangays and a waste to useful by-products facility as it gears towards a possible hike in garbage volume alongside its increasing population. Following a meeting with municipal officials, barangay captains, and junkshop operators, […] The post Cordova eyes facility to convert plastic to useful by-products appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Minglanilla’s active cases down to 10

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The number of patients still actively infected with the new coronavirus disease in Minglanilla town of southern Cebu has dropped to just 10. This after the local government unit of Minglanilla, in a post on their official Facebook page, reported one new recovery and no new case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […] The post Minglanilla’s active cases down to 10 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Cebu City records lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in months

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only five out of 776 tested individuals  proved positive to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on October 6, 2020. In a press conference on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said that this has been the lowest positivity rate the […] The post Cebu City records lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in months appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Talisay City active cases drops to 17 with recovery count now at 858

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City’s active cases of the coronavirus disease dropped to 17 after the city logged more recoveries than new cases of the infection on Monday, October 5. In an advisory posted Tuesday night, Oct. 6, the City of Talisay Public Information Office said that the city logged three recoveries and only […] The post Talisay City active cases drops to 17 with recovery count now at 858 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

PAL confirms it’s cutting 35 percent of workforce, or 2,700 employees, before end of 2020

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine Airlines (PAL) confirmed it is reducing its workforce by up to 35 percent as part of a restructuring and recovery plan to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow recovery of the airline industry. In a statement released late on Monday (Oct. 5), the flag carrier said the manpower reduction combines voluntary and […] The post PAL confirms it’s cutting 35 percent of workforce, or 2,700 employees, before end of 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020