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Cebu City to be under lockdown again?

CEBU CITY — A lockdown may be imposed here again after a slight increase in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were recorded in the past three days, the chief of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said Thursday.           City Councilor Joel Garganera said that from Nov. 9 to 11, there were more new cases than recoveries which may lead to another lockdown before the month ends.           “If this trend will continue, then it’s not isolated and that before the end of the month, we will lock down,” Garganera said.           The city recorded 13 new cases last Tuesday and another 28 last Wednesday, increasing the active cases to 131 as of Thursday.           “This data serves as a warning. Our government, the police, the barangays, and frontliners can only do so much. We need the cooperation of the entire populace. If other first world countries, with much superior health services, experienced second wave, lockdowns, how much more us. What good will be our gains if the few continue to violate our health protocols,” Garganera said.           The councilor lamented that mass gatherings have also become common in the past few days even if the city remains under general community quarantine.            Garganera said the EOC has received reports that some people are renting houses as venues for parties.           “People tend to relax. There were mass gatherings and parties. Some people are renting houses or these Airbnb and hold parties there,” said Garganera.           “This is very alarming. If the cases continue to increase we might implement a lockdown. This is a warning because a lot are no longer complying with the health protocols,” said Garganera.           Garganera said the EOC will be meeting with the police so that stricter implementation of health protocols will be imposed.           “Though the positivity rate is way below the WHO (World Health Organization) threshold which is five percent but if people tend to be not mindful of the health protocols, we will be surprised that we will celebrate Christmas under ECQ (enhanced community quarantine)......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phNov 12th, 2020

For the love of Baguio

Baguio City — I was here just a week before the lockdown and my heart has pined for Baguio ever since, wondering when I can go back. When the Department of Tourism and the City of Baguio launched a limited reopening, I was initially reluctant but eventually decided to see for myself, partly as a […] The post For the love of Baguio appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

No city-wide lockdown in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite reviving stricter quarantine restrictions, Cebu City will not be implementing a city-wide lockdown, local officials here have assured. “We don’t want any lockdown… It brought hardship to us to our family and economy. When the records stated that (coronavirus cases escalated), we need a wake-up call,” said Councilor Joel Garganera […] The post No city-wide lockdown in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Cebu City fears COVID-19 second wave, lockdown

The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) expressed fear of a second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak as authorities warned of another lockdown. This was disclosed by EOC deputy chief implementor and North District City Councilor Joel Garganera. The EOC was alarmed by the rise in the number of cases from single-digit per […] The post Cebu City fears COVID-19 second wave, lockdown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Cebu City to be under lockdown again?

CEBU CITY — A lockdown may be imposed here again after a slight increase in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were recorded in the past three days, the chief of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said Thursday.           City Councilor Joel Garganera said that from Nov. 9 to 11, there were more new cases than recoveries which may lead to another lockdown before the month ends.           “If this trend will continue, then it’s not isolated and that before the end of the month, we will lock down,” Garganera said.           The city recorded 13 new cases last Tuesday and another 28 last Wednesday, increasing the active cases to 131 as of Thursday.           “This data serves as a warning. Our government, the police, the barangays, and frontliners can only do so much. We need the cooperation of the entire populace. If other first world countries, with much superior health services, experienced second wave, lockdowns, how much more us. What good will be our gains if the few continue to violate our health protocols,” Garganera said.           The councilor lamented that mass gatherings have also become common in the past few days even if the city remains under general community quarantine.            Garganera said the EOC has received reports that some people are renting houses as venues for parties.           “People tend to relax. There were mass gatherings and parties. Some people are renting houses or these Airbnb and hold parties there,” said Garganera.           “This is very alarming. If the cases continue to increase we might implement a lockdown. This is a warning because a lot are no longer complying with the health protocols,” said Garganera.           Garganera said the EOC will be meeting with the police so that stricter implementation of health protocols will be imposed.           “Though the positivity rate is way below the WHO (World Health Organization) threshold which is five percent but if people tend to be not mindful of the health protocols, we will be surprised that we will celebrate Christmas under ECQ (enhanced community quarantine)......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Baby boom expected in January 2021 — Popcom-7

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM-7) is anticipating a “baby boom” or an increase of newborn babies starting January next year. Lawyer Bruce Ragas, regional director of Popcom-7, told CDN Digital that these were products of quarantine or lockdown measures that were implemented in the country […] The post Baby boom expected in January 2021 — Popcom-7 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Cebu e-scooter group offers to help gov’t

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Medical frontliner and nurse Djan Dyll Ardiente has been relying on his electric scooter (e-scooter) for several months now. Djan, who lives in D. Jakosalem Street here, decided to purchase last March an e-scooter when the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease was implemented and paralyzed public transportation. “I was planning […] The post Cebu e-scooter group offers to help gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Lockdown making birdsongs ‘sexier’

WASHINGTON — As the streets of San Francisco emptied out in the first months of the pandemic, the city’s male birds began singing more softly and improving their vocal range, making them “sexier” to females, according to a new study published on Thursday. The paper adds to a growing body of research describing how animals—from […] The post Lockdown making birdsongs ‘sexier’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Fort San Pedro to reopen on Sept. 15

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government said it will reopen Fort San Pedro starting Tuesday, September 15, 2020. “The mayor (Edgardo Labella) would like to inform everyone that Fort San Pedro will reopen starting tomorrow, September 15, 2020, after months of lockdown,” said lawyer Rey Gealon in a virtual press conference on Monday, […] The post Fort San Pedro to reopen on Sept. 15 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

IATF-7 Backs Lifting of ‘Granular Lockdown’ in 6 Cebu City Areas

The Central Visayas Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has agreed to the lifting of the granular lockdown in different sitios here. Lawyer Ian Kenneth Lucero, head secretariat of IATF-7, said in a statement on Friday the six sitios previously placed under strict monitoring due to high cases of coronavirus […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Lockdowns lifted in six areas in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of six sitios or areas in Cebu City can now breathe a sigh of relief as they are now lifted out of the granular lockdown. The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force-7 (RIATF-7) has concurred with the request of the Cebu City government to release the sitios in five barangays, which were […] The post Lockdowns lifted in six areas in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Some good news for Cebu City

I really didn’t want to talk about the COVID-19 virus, especially when a couple of months ago, a column I wrote that Cebu City has earned the indisputable reputation of being the longest lockdown city in the whole world became viral on social media......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Basilica reopens Pilgrim Center for public Masses

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the country’s oldest and most prominent churches is set to hold public Masses after months of lockdown. Church administrators of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu announced in an advisory issued on Saturday, August 8, that public Masses at the Pilgrim Center would be set to resume […] The post Basilica reopens Pilgrim Center for public Masses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Garganera: Lockdown in Abellanosa compound will be lifted soon, other areas to follow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of the first six sitios (subvillages) in Cebu City that were placed under granular lockdown will already be relieved of their miseries soon. Councilor Joel Garganera, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) czar of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in the city, said that they are now considering the possibility of […] The post Garganera: Lockdown in Abellanosa compound will be lifted soon, other areas to follow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

Six puroks in San Fernando’s barangay under lockdown

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six puroks in Barangay Pitalo, San Fernando town in southern Cebu will be placed under a localized lockdown for the next 15 days or from August 3 to 17, 2020. San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya issued Executive Order No. 20 on Sunday, August 2, naming the following sub-villages to be placed […] The post Six puroks in San Fernando’s barangay under lockdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Quiot Pardo chief: Abellanosa Compound, not San Isidro, is recommended for lifting of lockdown

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Quiot Pardo has recommended the lifting of the lockdown in Abellanosa Compound, Sitio Kalubihan, instead of San Isidro. Quiot Pardo Barangay Captain Francisco Esparis told CDN Digital in a phone interview that the announcement made by Cebu City spokesperson, Rey Gelaon, was inaccurate. Read: Lockdown in Sitio San Isidro, Barangay […] The post Quiot Pardo chief: Abellanosa Compound, not San Isidro, is recommended for lifting of lockdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

6 lugar sa Cebu ni lockdown

Sinailalim sa lockdown ang anim na sitio sa limang barangay sa Cebu City simula noong Sabado......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

Village officials in Cebu City ask people to keep following health protocols

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As help arrived for individuals in Cebu City affected by the granular lockdown, village officials reminded their constituents to continue to observe health protocols. The Cebu City government, through its Department of Social Welfare Services (DSWS), has started distributing on Sunday, July 26, relief goods to hundreds of individuals from six […] The post Village officials in Cebu City ask people to keep following health protocols appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

Six areas in five Cebu City barangays placed under lockdown

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Six sitios or areas in five barangays in Cebu City have been placed under lockdown by Mayor Edgardo Labella on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Labella reposted the copy of his Executive Order No. 85 detailing the guidelines of the granular lockdown, or sitio-targeted lockdowns in the barangays on Saturday evening, hours […] The post Six areas in five Cebu City barangays placed under lockdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Garganera apologizes for premature release of locked down sitios’ list

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in the city, apologized to the public for the premature announcement of the supposed to be lockdown of sitios in six barangays today.  Mayor Edgardo Labella’s Facebook released an Executive […] The post Garganera apologizes for premature release of locked down sitios’ list appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Granular lockdown eyed in Cebu City barangays with most number of COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that they have identified some barangays here that may be placed under granular lockdown here due to high number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The secretary said  the best strategy the city can apply moving forward […] The post Granular lockdown eyed in Cebu City barangays with most number of COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020