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Mass testing of 12 Lapu-Lapu brgys starts

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department has started conducting mass testing to the top 12 barangays in the city with the most number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, said that the barangays with the most number of cases of […] The post Mass testing of 12 Lapu-Lapu brgys starts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 10th, 2020

Lapu logs 33 positives from barangay swab testing

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department has recorded 33 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the mass swab testing that they conducted on the 11 barangays with the most number of infections. According to Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, that of these number, 15 were from Barangay […] The post Lapu logs 33 positives from barangay swab testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Lapu logs 2 new COVID-19 cases from barangay swab testing, 7 overall

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department has recorded two new positive cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the series of mass swab testing conducted in the city’s 11 barangays with the most number of COVID-19 infections. However, aside from the two, there are also five new cases in the city bringing […] The post Lapu logs 2 new COVID-19 cases from barangay swab testing, 7 overall appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

More mass swab testing done in Lapu-Lapu

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government has conducted another mass swab testing on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at the Hoops Dome in barangay Gun-ob. Around 500 vendors from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market and satellite markets in barangays Buaya, Pajac, Marigondon, Maribago, and Babag, who were not able to participate in the swab […] The post More mass swab testing done in Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Lapu exceeds target for rapid mass testing

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced via his Facebook page that the city has succeeded their target in its rapid mass testing that concluded on Monday, May 18, 2020. Chan said the city exceeded the target of 10,477 individuals and was able to test 17,155 in the rapid tests throughout its 30 […] The post Lapu exceeds target for rapid mass testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Tri-city mass rapid testing may extend

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The strategic rapid anti-body based community testing for COVID-19 in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu may extend for at least two days after the first six days failed to gather even half of the target samples for the three cities. In a virtual presser on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, […] The post Tri-city mass rapid testing may extend appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Dino says ‘no other way’ than rapid testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino maintains that “there is no other way” to get through the coronavirus crisis here than the OPAV-initiated Project Balik Buhay (PBB). OPAV’s PBB carries the strategic mass testing in the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue using rapid antibody-based test kits. Dino said […] The post Dino says ‘no other way’ than rapid testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Lapu PIO hopeful more Oponganons will be tested

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 3,257 actual samples have been collected in the Lapu-Lapu City government’s rapid diagnostic test (RDT) mass testing since the tests started on May 6. That is according to data as of May 11, 2020 from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office. This is only 25 percent of their target which is […] The post Lapu PIO hopeful more Oponganons will be tested appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Three barangays in Lapu exceed target for mass testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With the release of the accomplishment report of the “Targeted and Strategized Community Mass Testing” by the Lapu-Lapu government, the report stated that there were three barangays who captured more than 100 perfect of its target. This report was made through the press release by the city’s public information office. Among those […] The post Three barangays in Lapu exceed target for mass testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Nurses dance to lighten up mood in Lapu mass testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A group of nurses of the Department of Health (DOH) who were part of the encoding team during a mass testing in barangay Gun-ob in Lapu-Lapu City had a unique way of lightening up the mood during testing day on Sunday, May 10, 2020. These nurses, during a break in the Rapid Antibody-Based […] The post Nurses dance to lighten up mood in Lapu mass testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Lapu PIO appeals to Oponganons: Get yourself tested

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 3,257 actual samples have been collected in the Lapu-Lapu City government’s rapid diagnostic test (RDT) mass testing since the tests started on May 6. That is according to data as of May 11, 2020 from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office. This is only 25 percent of their target which is […] The post Lapu PIO appeals to Oponganons: Get yourself tested appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Experts support use of rapid antibody-based testing

CEBU CITY—Amid concerns over the efficacy of the Real-Time – Polymerase Chain Reaction (rtPCR) and the Rapid Antibody-Based Diagnostic Test (RDT), medical experts here support the use of the latter for mass testing in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu, according to an emailed news release from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for […] The post Experts support use of rapid antibody-based testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 mass testing schedule for Lapu-Lapu is out

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has scheduled the conduct of the Strategical Rapid Mass Testing this coming Monday May 4, 2020. The city’s crisis manager, Nagiel Bañacia, explained that the residents within the Red Zones, Orange Zones and those classified as having Influenza Like Illnesses will be prioritized. Mayor Junard “Ahong” […] The post COVID-19 mass testing schedule for Lapu-Lapu is out appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Orders Rapid Testing to Contain Covid-19

Mayor Junard Chan has ordered a rapid mass testing in the villages of Lapu-Lapu City in a bid to identify areas that need containment measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Chan said he came up with the decision to conduct a rapid test on 10 percent of the “household population” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

DOH-7 recommends tri-cities to continue with RT-PCR test requirements

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended that the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu maintain the requirement of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for travelers. In a text message to CDN Digital, Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said that these highly urbanized cities (HUCs) would be recommended to […] The post DOH-7 recommends tri-cities to continue with RT-PCR test requirements appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Lapu police chief back at work after beating COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) director Police Colonel Arnel Banzon has returned to his work on Monday, February 22, 2021, or 18 days after he tested positive for COVID-19. On February 4, 2021, Banzon tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), after he underwent rapid testing during the command conference […] The post Lapu police chief back at work after beating COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Chan to ban sale of liquor in Lapu-Lapu City

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is set to issue an Executive Order (E.O.) for the implementation of a city-wide liquor ban. Chan said that the measure is necessary to avoid mass gathering and to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Aside from a city-wide liquor ban, Chan will also […] The post Chan to ban sale of liquor in Lapu-Lapu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu City starts identifying individuals to be prioritized for vaccination

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now start listing the persons who will be prioritized in the city’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the City Health Department, said that the city will be prioritizing medical frontliners, senior citizens, and indigent individuals. Realiza revealed that the city […] The post Lapu-Lapu City starts identifying individuals to be prioritized for vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Police in Lapu-Lapu undergo random drug testing

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Around 200 police officers from the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) were made to undergo a random drug test on Monday morning, January 11, 2021, here. Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, director of the LCPO, said that this is done in line with the internal cleansing program of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Banzon also said […] The post Police in Lapu-Lapu undergo random drug testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Lapu churches to celebrate two dawn masses per day 

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—Starting Friday, December 18, 2020, churches here will celebrate two dawn masses (Misa de Gallo) per day.  The Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office confirmed the approval of this development on Thursday, December 17. The first dawn mass will start at 3:00 am, while the second will start at 4:30 am.   Lapu-Lapu City […] The post Lapu churches to celebrate two dawn masses per day  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Bañacia wants to swab test Lapu-Lapu City’s PWDs

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) of Lapu-Lapu City has suggested to include the city’s persons with disability (PWDs) in its swab testing program. Nagiel Bañacia, Lapu-Lapu City’s top disaster official, said that this way the city can identify the PWDs who might have contracted the […] The post Bañacia wants to swab test Lapu-Lapu City’s PWDs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020