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Samboan RHU closed following discovery of COVID cases among its personnel

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The municipality of Samboan in southern Cebu has announced the temporary closure of its Rural Health Unit (RHU) which is located in Barangay Poblacion starting this Monday, November 16, following the discovery of coronavirus disease cases among its personnel. “We have received the swab test result [which showed] that a number […] The post Samboan RHU closed following discovery of COVID cases among its personnel appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 16th, 2020

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

Cebu City still under MGCQ: Qpass stays, cockpits, theaters, cinemas to remain closed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will remain under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until March 2021.  Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was thankful for the trust and confidence of the Cebu City government to handle the coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation amid the rise in cases.  “Even if we are under MGCQ, let […] The post Cebu City still under MGCQ: Qpass stays, cockpits, theaters, cinemas to remain closed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

Cebu City EOC Strengthens COVID-19 Response

The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) strengthens their COVID-19 response by adding personnel and resources to their arsenal. The recent rise on COVID-19 cases is also one of the top reasons why the city’s EOC decided to improve their response. Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) extraction team head Harold Alcontin revealed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

MRT-3 depot under restricted access after confirming COVID-19 cases among personnel

"Following an initial reported case of COVID-19 among MRT-3 Depot Office Personnel, all Office Personnel undertook an RT-PCR swab test early last week, which resulted in 33 positive cases as of January 20," the department said in a statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

UP closes academic oval up to February 4

University of the Philippines Diliman school officials announced that the campus academic oval would be closed due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

22 more cops get COVID-19

The Philippine National Police recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing to 9,241 the total number of PNP personnel who have contracted the disease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

PNP rolls out new quarantine rule for cops as cases within ranks soar

Cops caught not wearing face mask and shield and were in contact with a personnel positive for COVID-19 would now be required to undergo quarantine in a bid to curb infections, the police force said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Cops reminded to maintain close contact diary as PNP adds 30 more COVID-19 cases

“This diary enables us to immediately identify and isolate every person that made close contact with our personnel in case any of them would become positive from the virus. We in the PNP already have a contact-tracing method based on the diary,” said Eleazar......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

2 DOJ personnel test positive for COVID-19

After more than a month of having no COVID-19 cases, the Department of Justice has recorded two new cases this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Market ends flat; Security Bank up

Stocks closed flat Wednesday in lackluster trading, with gains capped by concerns over a possible increase in COVID-19 cases during the holiday weekend......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

2 molecular labs boost PNP drive

The ability of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to test more personnel to ensure early detection of possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has been boosted with the operation of two molecular laboratories right inside Camp Crame, Quezon City. PNP chief Police General Debold Sinas said the increased testing capacity was brought about by the […] The post 2 molecular labs boost PNP drive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Marikina COVID-19 cases sa evacuation 3 pa rin; closed contacts negatibo   

Manila, Philippines – Sinabi ni Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro na nananatili sa tatlo ang COVID-19 cases sa evacuation centers makaraang magnegatibo ang closed contacts nito. “Nakapag-surveillance testing na sa evacuation centers. Tatlo ang nag-positive. ‘Yung mga contact nila ay negative,” lahad ni Teodoro sa panayam sa Dobol B sa News TV. “PCR test ang […] The post Marikina COVID-19 cases sa evacuation 3 pa rin; closed contacts negatibo    appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

PNP posts 16 new COVID-19 cases

The Philippine National Police reported 16 new coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections among its personnel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Samboan is COVID-free

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another town in Cebu province is now free of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The local government of Samboan in southwestern Cebu, in a statement published on their official Facebook page, announced that they have recorded zero active COVID-19 cases as of November 5. However, local officials continue […] The post Samboan is COVID-free appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

RITM shuts down labs due to typhoon

The laboratories of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine are closed today and tomorrow as a precaution for the forecasted landfall of Typhoon Rolly, but RITM director Celia Carlos said outpatient swabbing and walk-in patients will still be entertained, although only COVID-19 cases will be admitted at the hospital......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale

Joe Biden intensified his attacks Friday on President Donald Trump as they battled over the American Midwest, chasing every last vote with four days to go in a region that propelled the Republican to victory in 2016. RUS President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. With Election Day only four days away, Trump is campaigning in Minnesota despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. In accordance with state orders, only 250 people will be able to attend the rally with Trump while thousands of others will gather outside the airport to watch on a large television screen. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP) Trump and Biden barnstormed three heartland states each — with a resurgent coronavirus passing the milestone of nine million cases as they hit the stump — highlighting their differences in a race overshadowed by the pandemic. Trump, heralded a “big day” of campaigning as he left the White House, then held a rally in Michigan before heading to Wisconsin and Minnesota, all states battling climbing numbers of virus cases. “We just want normal,” Trump told supporters — many of them unmasked — at an outdoor rally near Detroit as he pushed states to relax public health restrictions and resume daily life. He again bucked his own administration’s health experts as he downplayed the Covid-19 threat, saying “if you get it, you’re going to get better, and then you’re going to be immune.” Covid-19 has killed nearly 230,000 people in the US, which is experiencing surges in most states as the winter flu season looms. The outbreak has ravaged the economy, and while there have been signs of recovery, millions remain jobless. Biden was also stumping in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, where he sharpened his attacks on the president on everything from Trump seeking to dismantle Obama-era health care protections and keep his taxes secret to climate change and trade policy with China. “We can not afford four more years of Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old Democrat said at a socially distanced drive-in rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. “So honk your horn if you want America to lead again!” he said, embracing the awkward pandemic-era campaign trend of rallying supporters in their vehicles. “Honk your horn if you want to have civility again, and honk your horn if you want America to be united again!” Earlier in Iowa he attacker Trump over his handling of the pandemic. “Donald Trump has given up (and) waved the white flag,” Biden told a drive-in rally with more than 300 cars in Des Moines. – ‘Less divided’ – Trump flipped Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin from the Democrats to clinch his shock victory four years ago.  Now polls show Biden leading in all three, albeit narrowly in Iowa. It was Biden’s first visit to Iowa since his inauspicious campaign start in February, when he placed a dismal fourth in the opening Democratic nominating contest. So can Biden win over enough voters to prevail in the Hawkeye State? “I wouldn’t put money on it,” Iowa attorney Sara Riley, 61, said at Biden’s event, although she was more confident about him clinching the White House. “I think Americans, even Trump supporters, want to get to a place where the country is less divided,” Riley said. With voters concerned about the health hazards of crowded polling stations on November 3, a record 86 million have already cast early ballots by mail or in person. Even as the US hit a grim new high in daily Covid-19 infections Thursday, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging “socialists” intent on shuttering the country. And while Trump has touted the economic successes of his presidency, including positive GDP figures Thursday, US stocks closed out their worst week since March, highlighting concerns about a shaky recovery. – ‘Turn Texas blue?’ – After a campaign largely muted by the pandemic, Biden is on the offensive, pushing Trump onto the back foot in unexpected battlegrounds like Texas, a large, traditionally conservative bastion now rated a toss-up by multiple analysts. On Friday the state reported that a staggering nine million residents had already voted, surpassing its entire 2016 total. Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris visited Texas Friday in a bid to turn the state Democratic for the first time since president Jimmy Carter in 1976. “We have a chance to turn Texas blue,” the 96-year-old Carter said in a fundraising email. Biden winning there would be a dagger to Trump, but the president dismissed the notion, saying: “Texas, we’re doing very well.” Trump and Biden are focusing their greatest efforts on traditional battlegrounds that will decide the election — such as Florida, where both campaigned on Thursday. On Saturday Biden returns to the Midwest bringing with him perhaps his strongest surrogate: ex-president Barack Obama, making his first joint in-person campaign appearance of the year with his former VP. Motown music legend Stevie Wonder will join them, the Biden campaign said. Trump will spend the day campaigning in the critical state of Pennsylvania, where he narrowly trails Biden in polls. Biden will follow suit there both Sunday and Monday in a clear sign that his campaign sees the Keystone State as absolutely crucial to his victory......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

39 more cops catch COVID-19

The Philippine National Police reported 39 new coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases among its personnel on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 6,675......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

SurSur tourist destinations closed anew as COVID-19 cases spike

BUTUAN CITY, October 15 (PIA) -- The famous Britania group of islets and other tourist destinations in San Agustin town in Surigao del Sur are now under temporary closure since October 10, 2020 due.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

28 new COVID-19 cases in Davao’s Toril police station; total at 58

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 October) — Twenty-eight detainees and personnel at the Toril police station here have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the station’s total cases to 58, a top official said Monday. Major Michael Uyanguren, Toril police station chief, said the 28 were part of the 38 individuals whose swab samples […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

No Trike Sunday

Only private cars and motorcycles ply the streets of Digos City morning of 4 October 2020 as the local government imposes a “Limited Movement Sunday”  on October 4 and 11 Passenger tricycles are prohibited and malls and public markets are closed on these Sundays. As of October 3, the total number of COVID-19 cases in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020