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Mandaue to reopen 2 isolation centers if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government will reactivate its two isolation units if the city’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases will continue to rise. For the past days, the city has logged double-digits of new COVID-19 cases. Yesterday, February 18, the city recorded 60 new cases of the virus. The Norkis Park Isolation […] The post Mandaue to reopen 2 isolation centers if COVID-19 cases continue to rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 19th, 2021

BICs are ready in case of need — EOC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More barangay isolation centers or BICs in Cebu City may soon reopen if the cases continue to rise according to the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) The city is seeing a rise in the active cases for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the past seven days as from then […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Mild symptomatics and asymptomatics told: Choose isolation centers over hospitals

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The continuous rise in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city is alarming the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) not because there has been a rise in critical cases, but because there has been a rise in hospital occupancy. The occupancy rate is now almost 50 percent in […] The post Mild symptomatics and asymptomatics told: Choose isolation centers over hospitals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Cebu City to open 8 more BICs amid rising COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be opening additional eight barangay isolation centers (BICs) amid the rise of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases which has reached 1,613 on February 2, 2021. In view of this, the Emergency Operations Center will be opening more isolation centers since most of the new cases are asymptomatic. […] The post Cebu City to open 8 more BICs amid rising COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Barangay Isolation Centers being prepared as Cebu City cases rise

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Three barangay isolation centers (BICs) have been prepared by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) here as the number of cases of COVID-19  continues to rise.  As of January 18, 2021, the city has 618 active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from 50 barangays.  This has prompted calls for the preparation […] The post Barangay Isolation Centers being prepared as Cebu City cases rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 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......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas on path to virus-hit Florida

Hurricane Isaias lashed the Bahamas Friday as it churned toward Florida, bringing new dangers to a US state suffering record deaths from an unrelenting coronavirus outbreak. Soldiers carry out cleaning work on destroyed houses after the overflow of the Magua river due heavy rains caused by Isaias storm in the city of Hato Mayor, northwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 31, 2020. (Photo by Erika SANTELICES / AFP) The category one storm, packing winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) an hour, gained strength Thursday night after sweeping over the Dominican Republic. As of 2100 GMT, it was an expansive storm, moving northwest at a speed of 15 mph, kicking up heavy squalls and whipping the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos island chains with strong winds, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. “Hurricane conditions will continue to spread northwestward into the central and northwestern Bahamas tonight (Friday) and Saturday,” it added. The eye of the storm was expected to pass over the southeastern Bahamas sometime during the evening Friday and reach the central Bahamas during the night. Hurricane warnings were up across the low-lying Bahamas while parts of Florida’s east coast — including Palm Beach, the location of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort — were under a hurricane watch. Florida could start the feeling the effects of the storm by late Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed an emergency declaration for counties on the exposed Atlantic coast. But a slight shift westward in the storm’s trajectory raised hopes that Florida would be spared a direct hit.  DeSantis said it was too early to open shelters, but urged residents to stock up on enough water, food and medicine to last a week. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Thursday relaxed strict stay-at-home orders imposed because of the coronavirus to allow residents to prepare for the hurricane. “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” Minnis said at a news conference. “If you do not need to be out, please, please, STAY AT HOME! We are in the midst of a pandemic and if we do not act responsibly, the consequences could be dire,” he said. It is the Bahamas’ first hurricane since Dorian, a maximum strength Category 5 storm last year that devastated two islands, pummeling them for three days.   Hurricane plus pandemic Isaias left a shambles in Puerto Rico, downing trees and electric lines and inundating houses as it cut a path through the island on Thursday. “If you are seeing this, please, we need help,” a man in Mayaguez, on the island’s western side, begged in a video that showed his family clinging to the roof of their car as rising waters inundated their house. In Florida, the concern was that if Isaias does hit, it would cause havoc at a time when hospitals are flooded with a surge of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, Florida reported another 257 deaths, setting a fourth consecutive single day state record and pushing its virus death toll to 6,843. The state’s coronavirus testing centers, meanwhile, were closed Thursday and won’t reopen until they get the all-clear.  The state’s emergency management division explained that the testing centers are housed in tents and could not withstand tropical force winds. For several weeks, Florida has had nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases a day.  The Republican-run state is now second in the nation in number of cases at 470,386, surpassing early epicenter New York.  Only California, with almost double Florida’s 21 million population, has had more......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

YApayaos told to remain vigilant, adhere to health protocols

APAYAO, March 26(PIA) -- YApayaos are called anew to continue being vigilant and strictly adhere to all the health and safety protocols as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the province."Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Market may trade at 6,600-6,700 level

The stock market is expected to remain in the doldrums this week as the COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise at an alarming rate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Reopen economy soon& mdash;Rody

Checkpoints will be back on the roads and a two-week curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be reimposed as part of efforts to stem the rise of COVID-19 cases even as President Rodrigo Dutere vowed to reopen the economy in a matter of weeks......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 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

Mandaue City to strictly implement health protocols

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – A stricter implementation of health protocols will be implemented in Mandaue City to address the rising cases of COVID-19 in the city. Police Major Mercy Villaro, the spokesperson of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO), said that they’ve discussed the rise in the city’s COVID-19 cases and the steps to be […] The post Mandaue City to strictly implement health protocols appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Mandaue eyes stricter implementation of health protocols amid rise of COVID-19 cases  

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City government will once again implement stricter enforcement of health protocols as the number of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases here has increased. Atty. Lizer Malate, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said the EOC with the police and enforcement teams will have a series of coordination meetings to […] The post Mandaue eyes stricter implementation of health protocols amid rise of COVID-19 cases   appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 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

Samboan officials order ‘stricter’ security measures to prevent COVID-19 spread

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–Following the discovery of new cases of the coronavirus disease in the town and the rise in cases in Metro Cebu and the rest of Cebu province, the municipal government of Samboan said that it will again impose strict regulations among those who will be coming home or visiting their locality from January […] The post Samboan officials order ‘stricter’ security measures to prevent COVID-19 spread appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Cortes: No need for Mandaue to revert to GCQ

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes believes there is no need for his city to revert to general community quarantine (GCQ) from its current modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status despite the rising number of new COVID-19 cases noted lately. Cortes said that the rise is still not alarming to warrant a […] The post Cortes: No need for Mandaue to revert to GCQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

QUARANTINE DIARIES:We are not OK in Davao!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 November) — For the longest time (March to Sept,2020), we were able to control COVID cases in our City. By design, SPMC (Southern Philippines Medical Center) was the only designated COVID hospital, supported by many isolation centers around the city. We had many restrictions to try to control community transmissions. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Tuburan adopts stricter measures to curb COVID -19 spread

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – More health and safety guidelines will be implemented in the municipality of Tuburan until the end of the month to curb the rise in coronavirus disease cases in this midwestern Cebu town. As agreed during a meeting which Mayor Danny Diamante called on Monday, November 16, the gathering of more than […] The post Tuburan adopts stricter measures to curb COVID -19 spread appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 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

16 Consolacion brgys now COVID-free

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Only five of the 21 barangays in Consolacion town continue to have cases of the coronavirus disease as of Sunday, October 11. The rest of the 16 barangays are now free of the infection, the municipal government announced. Barangays Jugan and Nangka continue to have three cases each while Lamac, Poblacion […] The post 16 Consolacion brgys now COVID-free appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Mandaue prepares two new isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Patients who continue to occupy Mandaue City’s isolation facility that is located at the Mandaue City Central School (MCCS) compound are already due for transfer to other isolation facilities in the city. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the chief of the city’s COVID-19 Patient Management and Patient Care Team, said that works […] The post Mandaue prepares two new isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020