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Government ‘quite late’ in implementing contact tracing infra — Leachon

At a forum hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, Dr. Tony Leachon said "contact tracing infrastructure is quite late," given that the country has been under the longest coronavirus-induced quarantine period in the world......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 30th, 2020

U.S. starts contact tracing the old-fashioned way, but it s late

WASHINGTON, USA – Taiwan and South Korea have led the world in digital contact tracing for the COVID-19 pandemic – an example the US with its emphasis on personal privacy and decentralized system of government is unlikely to be able to follow. Instead, states and cities are opting to hire ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

Weak contact tracing, psychological stigma among challenges faced by Cebu City — Galvez 

MANILA, Philippines — While Cebu City is now “improving,” the chief implementer of the government’s COVID-19 efforts said several challenges were observed as to why the city became a COVID-19 hotspot. “Nakikita po natin nag-i-improve ang Cebu because of the cooperation of the public and LGUs (We are seeing Cebu’s improvement because of the public and LGU’s […] The post Weak contact tracing, psychological stigma among challenges faced by Cebu City — Galvez  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 5 min. ago

MYEG Philippines launches contact tracing app & ldquo;MYeGUARD& rdquo;

As the effects of the global pandemic, COVID-19 has brought a “new normal” to the government, businesses and citizens around the globe. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Chan introduces measures to reduce crowd at Lapu-Lapu City Hall

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Lapu-Lapu City government is implementing various measures to reduce the crowd at the City Hall building and minimize their contact with government employees. One of which is the implementation of the one-way lane to direct the flow of the traffic of people visiting the City Hall building for various transactions. This […] The post Chan introduces measures to reduce crowd at Lapu-Lapu City Hall appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Cebu ECQ not a punishment

Placing back Cebu City on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) must not be viewed as a punishment but rather as a chance to step up contact tracing and mass testing, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said Wednesday. “Cebu is not being punished. This is to give them a chance to step up […] The post Cebu ECQ not a punishment appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Baybay City Suspends Acceptance of Returnees from Cebu

The city government of Baybay in Leyte has suspended acceptance of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Cebu due to the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases there. “This will allow the city inter-agency task force against Covid-19 to focus its efforts in containing the spread of the disease and enhance its contact tracing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Ex-DICT official Rio questions efficacy of state-backed COVID-19 contact tracing app

Former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio on Wednesday warned the government against heavily depending on its official contact-tracing app StaySafe in battling the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

‘Critics can’t stop contact tracing’

The Department of Health (DoH) will proceed with contact tracing despite some lawmakers’ rejection of the program which will cost the government P11.7 billion just to hire additional personnel to track down possible COVID-19 carriers. In a statement released on Wednesday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reiterated that contact tracing efforts would continue despite criticisms […] The post ‘Critics can’t stop contact tracing’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

How effective are facemasks, app-based contact tracing?

France in pre-COVID-19 times forbade face-covering hijab in malls, trains, parks, schools, and government offices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Bill seeking to implement mass testing filed

To save lives, the lawmakers said the government must recognize the extreme importance and urgency of mass testing along with medical solutions such as contact tracing, isolation, and treatment. The post Bill seeking to implement mass testing filed appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 29th, 2020

Mobilize police for contact tracing

LAST Monday, I devoted my column to a slightly edited version of a May 20 report by a team of eight University of the Philippines professors evaluating the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am using my column today to publish their recommendations to continue government’s success in combating the pandemic, which I hope […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

PNP should lead contact tracing

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should take the lead in the government’s efforts to administer a more agressive contact tracing in a bid to curb coronavirus transmission, a team of experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) suggested Friday. In its latest policy briefer, the UP Pandemic Response Team recommended the PNP to be […] The post PNP should lead contact tracing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Davao Oriental Teams trained for contact tracing on COVID-19

DAVAO ORIENTAL - To help break the chain of possible local transmission of COVID-19, special teams organized by the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental have been trained for COVID-19 contact tr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Sarangani Records First Coronavirus Case

The provincial government of Sarangani advised its residents on Tuesday to take the necessary precautionary measures after the province recorded its first-ever confirmed case for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Dr. Arvin Alejandro, head of the Sarangani health office, said extensive tracing is ongoing for persons who had close contact with the 70-year-old male patient […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

TanodCOVID to improve contact tracing

As the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Globe continues to do its part in keeping families connected during these challenging times, while assisting organizations and government agencies in flattening the curve. Through its innovative developer group Globe Labs, the telco giant is once again taking new steps by partnering with the Department of Science and […] The post TanodCOVID to improve contact tracing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

S. Cotabato launches COVID contact-tracing app

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 5 (PIA) - The Provincial Government of South Cotabato will launch its COVID-19 contact-tracing app days ahead if its original May 10 schedule.Governor Rey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Help in contact tracing, LGUs asked

Local government units should assist the national government in tracing individuals who might be infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Million Australians download coronavirus tracker app

Sydney - More than one million Australians have downloaded a new government smartphone app designed to make coronavirus contact tracing easier despite concerns about how authorities might use their data......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

South Cotabato develops app for COVID-19 contact tracing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is developing a mobile application that will help speed up the tracing of people who might be exposed to persons infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said their information technology department is currently working on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

SoCot developing contact tracing app

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The provincial government of South Cotabato is developing a mobile application that would help speed up the tracing of people who might be exposed to persons infected with the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19). South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said the province’s information technology department is currently working on the application […] The post SoCot developing contact tracing app appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020