Vaccination drive in Cebu City gains ground — Cebu City Health

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health (CHD) noticed a slow increase in the number of individuals being vaccinated in the different sites in the past week. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, officer-in-charge of the CHD, said that…

Clinical trial participants are not considered vaccinated — Cebu City Health Dept

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents who will participate in clinical trials will not be considered vaccinated from COVID-19. This was the pronouncement of the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) over the conduct of clinical trials…

Second doses for Sputnik V finally here in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents awaiting their second dose of the Sputnik V vaccines for the last three months can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) said that today,…

Cebu City Council passes telemedicine ordinance

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has passed an ordinance that would provide telemedicine, or virtual medical consultation, services to residents. In the ordinance authored by Councilor Alvin Dizon, a system of telemedicine services will be established…

Cebu City set to open another vax site in Urgello

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to open another vaccination site on September 6, 2021, at the Southwestern University Campus in Urgello Street. This would be the ninth vaccination site of the city as it…

CHD to Sputnik-inoculated individuals: second dose can be extended until 3 months

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/14/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) urged individuals, who were inoculated with the Russian Gamalea Sputnik vaccines to wait for the arrival of their second dose. Recently, a shipment of 15,000 Sputnik…

Increase basic pay for nurses, Cebu City Council appeal to private hospitals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has appealed to private hospitals to increase the basic pay for nurses. The council members including Eugenio Gabuya, Jr., Eduardo Rama, Jr., and Alvin Dizon have raised concerns about…

CHD studying nighttime vaccination roll-outs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is now studying the possibility of holding vaccination roll-outs at night. This after the City Council has previously requested the CHD to study the possibility of opening…

Work-to-house transmission: Officials urge cooperation from workers, firms

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials in Cebu City are now urging both workers and firms to strictly comply with minimum health standards as health experts here started noticing a change in the outbreak’s dynamics. In an…

Cebu City continues to report more recoveries but…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City continues to report more recoveries than new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it enters its fourth week under general community quarantine (GCQ). Data from the Department of Health…

Cebu City records 150 new COVID cases for July 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 150 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on July 2, 2020 with 13 deaths and 88 recoveries. In the data released by the Cebu City Health Department (CHD), they revealed…

Cebu City’s COVID-19 cases breach 5,000 mark on June 29

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be ending June with over 5,000 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. On Monday, June 29, the City Health Department logged 191 new COVID-19 patients, a new high in their…

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