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Lapu health officials expect rise in COVID-19 cases

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department is expecting a spike of new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, said on Thursday, November 19, 2020, that the reason behind the expected rise in new cases is […] The post Lapu health officials expect rise in COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 21st, 2020

Cebu City residents told: Expect ‘stricter enforcement’ of health protocols

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect stricter enforcement of existing health protocols in Cebu City. Local officials and law enforcers vowed to intensify efforts in making sure minimum health standards and quarantine restrictions would be complied with as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases here had continued to rise. “It will be strict enforcement […] The post Cebu City residents told: Expect ‘stricter enforcement’ of health protocols appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Lapu to transform some public schools into isolation facilities

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government is planning to utilize public schools as isolation facilities for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive patients. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department, said that this is due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the city. Earlier, Realiza said that they are preparing […] The post Lapu to transform some public schools into isolation facilities appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Govt calls for public cooperation as COVID-hit brgys in Cebu City reach 58

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As new coronavirus infections continue to rise, only 22 barangays in Cebu City remain to have zero active cases in the past 14 days. This prompted local officials here to advise the general public to brace for ‘stricter enforcement’ of health protocols and quarantine restrictions. In a report from the city’s […] The post Govt calls for public cooperation as COVID-hit brgys in Cebu City reach 58 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Slight rise of COVID-19 cases noted in Lapu-Lapu City

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government could not attribute yet the slight rise of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city to the recent Christmas and New Year celebrations. Earlier, the Department of Health (DOH) was already expecting a post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases, due to the movement of people, […] The post Slight rise of COVID-19 cases noted in Lapu-Lapu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

DOH-7 to Maribago beachgoers: Monitor selves for COVID-19 symptoms

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of social distancing, wearing of masks, and the breaking of various health protocols in the Maribago Beach in Lapu-Lapu City on January 1, 2021, may cause a rise in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. This was the statement of Doctor Mary Jean Loreche of the […] The post DOH-7 to Maribago beachgoers: Monitor selves for COVID-19 symptoms appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Lapu’s active cases of COVID-19 rise from 22 to 28

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lapu-Lapu City has increased from 22 to 28, with the addition of six new cases yesterday, December 30, 2020, the city’s top health official said. Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, disclosed in her report that from December […] The post Lapu’s active cases of COVID-19 rise from 22 to 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Rise in virus cases in offices alarms South Cotabato health officials

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 November) – Health authorities in South Cotabato raised alarm on Thursday over the increasing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) transmission in private and government offices in the area. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said in a press conference on Thursday they recorded a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Cebu City’s COVID-19 active cases rise to 185

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City slightly increased to 185 as of November 11, 2020, data from local health officials show. This after the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) recorded 28 new cases on November 11. It also marked the second consecutive day […] The post Cebu City’s COVID-19 active cases rise to 185 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 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

Minglanilla’s active cases ‘slightly rise’ to 26

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of active coronavirus cases in Minglanilla town in southern Cebu has slightly risen to 26 as of October 21, 2020, local officials announced. This developed after health officials there recorded more new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases than recoveries in the past few days. To recall, Minglanilla’s number […] The post Minglanilla’s active cases ‘slightly rise’ to 26 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 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

ONE Championship s return to Manila, all events in May postponed indefinitely

It looks like ONE Championship won't be returning to Manila this coming May.  As the world continues to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, community quarantines, lockdowns, and travel bans have been imposed on multiple countries across the globe, including Singapore and the Philippines.  As such, ONE Championship has decided to postpone all their scheduled events in May, as announced by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.  ONE Championship was scheduled to return to Philippine shores on May 29th, which would have featured the return of Brandon Vera for a world title defense against contender Arjan Bhullar.  "All May events for ONE Championship will be postponed until further notice due to the recent COVID-19 developments (border closings and lockdowns) across most countries in Asia," Sityodtong wrote. Our highest priority remains the safety and health of our athletes, officials, staff, fans, and the public during these challenging times. My team and I are working around the clock on multiple options to bring back our events as soon as safely possible. Stay tuned for news!" This comes just weeks after ONE initially announced the postponement of their scheduled closed-door events in Singapore starting April due to the country's "Circuit Breaker" partial lockdown, an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the country.  ONE Championship had planned to continue to hold closed-door events in April and May in Singapore.  The number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country however, prompting the government to extend the lockdown from May 4th up to early June.  In the Philippines, while trends point to the a 'flattening of the curve' so to speak, the Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed on Luzon has been extended at least until May 15th.  If the government deems it okay to lift the ECQ by then, it's still highly unlikely that sporting events resume just 14 days later. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

UAAP Board cancels Season 82

The UAAP Board has decided to cancel Season 82 following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement released Tuesday, the UAAP declared the cancellation of remaining second semester sporting events for the safety and welfare of student-athletes, coaches, officials and fans. Last month, the league cancelled all high school events and suspended all collegiate tournaments following the government’s declaration of public health emergency due to the contagion which put Metro Manila and eventually the whole of Luzon under ECQ. Resumption of collegiate events under alternative formats of competition were supposed to begin no earlier than May 1, 2020. But with the number of COVID-positive cases still on the rise and claiming hundreds of lives, the government declared an extension of the ECQ until April 30. Cancelled sporting events were volleyball, football, athletics, tennis, baseball, softball, and 3x3 basketball......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

UAAP Board cancels Season 82

The UAAP Board has decided to cancel Season 82 following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement released Tuesday, the UAAP declared the cancellation of remaining second semester sporting events for the safety and welfare of student-athletes, coaches, officials and fans. Last month, the league cancelled all high school events and suspended all collegiate tournaments following the government’s declaration of public health emergency due to the contagion which put Metro Manila and eventually the whole of Luzon under ECQ. Resumption of collegiate events under alternative formats of competition were supposed to begin no earlier than May 1, 2020. But with the number of COVID-positive cases still on the rise and claiming hundreds of lives, the government declared an extension of the ECQ until April 30. Cancelled sporting events were volleyball, football, athletics, tennis, baseball, softball, and 3x3 basketball......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2020

Pangasinan coronavirus cases rise to 12

MANILA, Philippines – Pangasinan officials and the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday evening, March 28, confirmed 4 more cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus . Of these cases, one died.  This brings the total number of cases in the northern province to 12, with a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

DOH: Non-compliance with health measures contributed to rise in COVID-19 cases

The DOH official stressed the spike in COVID-19 cases “cannot be solely attributed” to the presence of more transmissible coronavirus variants in the country.” .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Stricter quarantine not yet needed despite rise in COVID-19 cases — officials

Both government officials stressed localized responses such as granular lockdowns are the most appropriate strategies at this point. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 37 min. ago

Patients cleared of Cebu variant with mild signs

All of the COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas that showed two mutations of the virus exhibited only mild symptoms and have been discharged from quarantine, health officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Asymptomatic patients make up 92% of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even as the critical care utilization rates of hospitals in Metro Cebu gradually increase, health officials here assure that this is not an alarming development.  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Monday, February 15 said they recorded utilization rate of 43.5 percent for private hospitals in Metro Cebu […] The post Asymptomatic patients make up 92% of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

DOH-7: No confirmed cases of UK variant in CV

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There are no confirmed cases of patients with the more infectious UK variant of the SARs-CoV-2 in Central Visayas, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-7) said. Health officials here made the assurance after  additional coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients confirmed to have been infected with the more infectious […] The post DOH-7: No confirmed cases of UK variant in CV appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2021