MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Smartphone-equipped passengers departing and arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are advised to download the government’s contact tracing application. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), in a press release dated November 12, 2020, announced that passengers accessing MCIA will have to submit information needed for contact tracing through Traze. Traze, developed […] The post MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 12th, 2020

Contact tracing app required in airports

Departing and arriving passengers as well as airport personnel are required to download the Traze Contact Tracing app in their mobile phones to automate the process of contact tracing, the Department of Transportation said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Some passengers who flew with COVID variant patient ignoring contact tracing efforts — DOH

MANILA, Philippines — Some passengers of Emirates Flight No. EK 332 that carried the Filipino patient who tested positive for the new and more infectious coronavirus variant are rejecting calls from the contact tracing team. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Thursday said that most of the passengers were already contacted but some were not […] The post Some passengers who flew with COVID variant patient ignoring contact tracing efforts — DOH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

PAL passengers must use app for contact tracing

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Saturday started requiring its clients to register with a contact tracing application to support the government’s campaign to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

CAAP: Contact tracing app mandatory in airport soon

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) -- Air passengers will soon be required to use the contact tracing mobile application (app) Traze to enter any airport in the countryInstead of manually filling up cont.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Use Facebook, other social media platforms for contact tracing, DOH told

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) should take advantage of social media in contact tracing people infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and those they had close interaction with, Anakalusugan Partylist Rep. Mike Defensor said Friday. Defensor, who serves as vice-chairperson of the House committee on health, said that through social media, the […] The post Use Facebook, other social media platforms for contact tracing, DOH told appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

There may never be a COVID-19 ‘silver bullet’: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for the new coronavirus, despite the rush to discover effective vaccines. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus/AFP FILE/ MANILA BULLETIN The WHO urged governments and citizens to focus on doing the known basics, such as testing, contact tracing, maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask in order to suppress the pandemic, which has upended normal life around the globe and triggered a devastating economic crisis. “We all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference. “However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment — and there might never be. “For now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control. “Do it all,” he urged. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 690,000 people and infected at least 18.1 million since the outbreak emerged in Wuhan in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. China mission The WHO began pressing China in early May to invite in its experts to help investigate the animal origins of COVID-19. The UN health agency sent an epidemiologist and an animal health specialist to Beijing on July 10 to lay the groundwork for a probe aimed at identifying how the virus entered the human species. Their scoping mission is now complete, said Tedros. “The WHO advance team that travelled to China has now concluded their mission to lay the groundwork for further joint efforts to identify the virus origins,” he said. “WHO and Chinese experts have drafted the terms of reference for the studies and programme of work for an international team, led by WHO. “The international team will include leading scientists and researchers from China and around the world. “Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify the potential source of infection of the early cases. “Evidence and hypotheses generated through this work will lay the ground for further, longer-term studies.” The pair have not yet returned to the WHO’s Geneva headquarters for a debriefing. Scientists believe the killer virus jumped from animals to humans, possibly from a market in the city of Wuhan selling exotic animals for meat. Chinese officials said early in the outbreak that the virus may have spread from a market in the city, which sold live and wild animals, but no further confirmation of that has been revealed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Don’t collect excessive personal info, restaurants told

The National Privacy Commission reminded business establishments such as restaurants, barbershops and beauty salons not to collect excessive personal information in the health contact tracing forms they require their customers to fill out so as to minimize risks of data privacy breach......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

Passengers should provide contact details to drivers, conductors

Public utility vehicle drivers and conductors will be required to keep a record of their passengers for contact tracing when mass transport operations resume under the general community quarantine, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Red Cross 143 contact tracing app gets data-free usage& nbsp;for Smart subs

The Philippine Red Cross has launched a new mobile application called RC143 which is designed to help health authorities in contact tracing of COVID-19 cases. To provide assistance, Smart is enabling its subscribers to download and use the mobile app free of data charges......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated 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

CIDG now tracing nCoV patients& rsquo; co-passengers

Contact tracing of aircraft passengers who traveled with the Chinese couple found positive with the 2019 novel coronavirus has begun, officials said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Trace on for over 300 people in contact with 2 nCoV victims

THE Philippine National Police (PNP), through its Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), will start tracing over 300 passengers of the flights who may have come into contact with two Chinese who tested positive for the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV-ARD). READ: ‘Find the passengers’ CIDG Director Joel Napoleon Coronel, in a press briefing on Wednesday, said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Cabinet & lsquo;blame game& rsquo; begins

Cabinet members on Tuesday pointed fingers at each other over lapses in contact tracing, after it was learned that fewer than 60 of the 331 airline passengers who had contact with two carriers of the deadly novel coronavirus (nCoV) have been reached by health officials so far—even as the authorities were monitoring a possible third case......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

DOH chief grilled for slow contact tracing of nCov patient s co-passengers

Senators criticized the leadership of the Department of Health for failing to contact the rest of the co-passengers of a Chinese couple confirmed to have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

NBA postpones another game, announces 11 new players test positive

Los Angeles, United States—Memphis’ NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. The 16th such postponement of the season came on the day the league announced that of 502 players tested for Covid-19 since January 13, […] The post NBA postpones another game, announces 11 new players test positive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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After losing mom, six others to virus, Karl-Anthony Towns positive for COVID-19

The Timberwolves announced earlier that its Friday (Saturday, Manila) game against the Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed because of contact tracing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

DOTr set to launch & lsquo;MRT-3 Trace& rsquo; app

The Department of Transportation said Wednesday it is set to soft launch the ‘MRT-3 Trace’ web application on Jan. 18 to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and ease the process of contact tracing......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Opinion: Should the NBA bring back the bubble ?

From players sidelined due to positive tests and contact tracing, to a wave of game postponements due to health protocols, the NBA is far from escaping the spectre of COVID-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

MRT-3 to launch contact tracing app

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will launch a web application on Jan. 18 that would allow the MRT-3 to make the process of contact tracing easier to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Transportation said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

NBA’s Celtics-Heat game postponed as COVID measures deplete Heat

NEW YORK  – The NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat was postponed on Sunday as Covid-19 related safety protocols left the Heat with too few players available. “Because of ongoing contact tracing with the Heat, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with tonight’s game against the […] The post NBA’s Celtics-Heat game postponed as COVID measures deplete Heat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021