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Duque: NCR hospitals ready for MGCQ shift

Duque: NCR hospitals ready for MGCQ shift.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepFeb 22nd, 2021

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......»»

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Is Metro Manila ready for MGCQ shift?

Is Metro Manila ready for MGCQ shift?.....»»

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Duterte wants 2M dose rollout before MGCQ shift

Duterte wants 2M dose rollout before MGCQ shift.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Nationwide MGCQ in May likely with vaccine rollout, says Galvez

The Philippines might shift into modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in May if the government’s vaccination program goes as planned, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday. Galvez, who was among the first government officials to be inoculated with the China-made Sinovac Biotech jab at the Philippine General Hospital, said the country may ease […] The post Nationwide MGCQ in May likely with vaccine rollout, says Galvez appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Health protocols will stay even under MGCQ

Some local executives in Metro Manila may have the wrong notion that opening up the economy further, through a shift to the less restrictive modified general community quarantine, means the abandonment of health protocols recommended by health authorities......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Retailers, hotels push for shift to MGCQ soon

Groups representing retailers, information technology-business process management firms and hotels and restaurants are advocating a shift to modified general community quarantine as soon as possible, along with intensified vaccine information campaigns for a quicker economic recovery......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Duterte cautious on shift to MGCQ, won& rsquo;t rush steps

President Rodrigo Duterte is taking a “step-by-step” approach to the planned nationwide shift to the least restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Delay in MGCQ shift prompts review of economic goals

“We support his decision and will work hard to rollout the vaccine so that we can further open the economy,” NEDA's Karl Kendrick Chua said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Duterte defers nationwide shift to MGCQ until vaccinations begin

President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected a proposal to put the entire country to the lowest quarantine status, a move that experts earlier warned could put Metro Manila under a "constant" threat of a surge in infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Strict health protocols should remain under MGCQ, senator says

"If you ask me, I agree that we should shift to MGCQ. We're already capable and we know what to do when people get sick. We're already used to it," Gatchalian said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

With daily cases high and vaccines yet to arrive, VP questions easing quarantine

Vice President Leni Robredo opposes plans for the entire Philippines to shift to MGCQ starting March......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Cabinet meets Monday on MGCQ shift; unclear if Duterte to announce decision in address

Metro Manila, the economic center of the Philippines and home to more than 12 million people, remains the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with more than 225,000 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Most MM mayors support shift to MGCQ

Nine Metro Manila mayors voted Wednesday night in favor of putting the National Capital Region (NCR) under a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in March, one more than the eight who wanted to retain the stricter GCQ.The World Health Organization, however, cautioned the country against an overall easing of quarantine restrictions, saying this might result in an upsurge in cases given the delay in the vaccination rollout and the presence of new COVID variants......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Metro Manila mayors recommend shift to MGCQ

Metro Manila mayors recommend shift to MGCQ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Expert warns vs premature shift to MGCQ

Expert warns vs premature shift to MGCQ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

DTI to push for MGCQ in Metro Manila if cases drop

The Department of Trade and Industry said yesterday it would push for a shift to the more relaxed modified general community quarantine for Metro Manila by February if the trend in COVID-19 cases improves......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

PayMaya leads MSMEs digital, cashless shift under new normal

More Filipino business owners and casual sellers have readily embraced digital payments as a key component of doing business under the New Normal, propelled by ready business-in-a-box solutions from digital financial services leader PayMaya......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Mandaue’s 5 PTVs ready to bring elderly, asymptomatic patients to hospitals 

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City — With the five new Patient Transport Vehicles (PTVs) procured by the Mandaue City government, residents can expect faster medical response, patient transportation, and ambulance services. Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, said in an interview with CDN Digital on December 25 that the PTVs would help […] The post Mandaue’s 5 PTVs ready to bring elderly, asymptomatic patients to hospitals  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Hospitals ready for spike in COVID-19 cases

Hospitals on Tuesday said that they are ready to take on a possible spike of COVID-19 cases after the holidays as they prepare more teams and rooms. This was confirmed by Private Hospital Association of the Philippines (PHAPi) President Dr. Jose De Grano stating that most of their hospitals have already been mandated to comply […] The post Hospitals ready for spike in COVID-19 cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Gov’t wants all LGUs to shift to MGCQ in 2nd quarter of 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is eyeing to have all local government units (LGUs) shift to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by the second quarter of 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said this when asked to comment on the remark of Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl […] The post Gov’t wants all LGUs to shift to MGCQ in 2nd quarter of 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020