EOC: Cebu City records lowest hospital utility rate for 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded its lowest critical care occupancy rate since 2021 began, local officials announced. Councilor Joel Garganera on Monday, April 26, said hospitals here were still in the “safe zones” after they…

As infections continue to rise, 6 Cebu City businesses ‘voluntarily close’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six business establishments in Cebu City have voluntarily suspended their operations last week, local health authorities here announced. Councilor Joel Garganera, who heads the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), told reporters…

DOH-7: Premature to say UK variant behind rise in Cebu City’s cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is not recommending putting Cebu City under another round of lockdown as means to solve the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. “We…

‘Spike not surge’ in COVID cases in Cebu City – officials

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City ended the month of January with its number of new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increased by several folds compared to figures logged in December 2020. Data from the…

Govt calls for public cooperation as COVID-hit brgys in Cebu City reach 58

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2021

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…

Guadalupe imposes stricter rules vs COVID-19 every Sunday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from further spreading, barangay officials of Guadalupe, Cebu City will be reimplementing stricter protocols. Last January 22, village officials led by captain, Michael…

EOC: Cebu City in a ‘better position to handle rise in new cases’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For local officials here, the recent rise of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not an alarming development. But they continue to remind the public to continue observing minimum health standards and remain…

COVID-19 timeline in Cebu City 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/31/2020

First of two parts CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City ended the last week of 2020 with a development better than what it went through during the first half of this year–there are less than 200 active…

Active cases in Cebu City drop to 87, but rise in cases feared

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City greeted the penultimate week of 2020 with less than 100 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While this is a welcoming development, local officials here, however, feared the possibility…

EOC warns Cebuanos of ‘superspreaders’ ahead of holiday season

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials in Cebu City have reiterated their reminders to the public not to let their guard down just yet against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) now that December is just one sleep…

Less than 300 active cases left in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City’s number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is now below the 300-mark. This developed after the city, from November 22 to November 28, reported more recoveries than new confirmed cases…

DOH-7 to Cebu City: Stricter enforcement of health protocols, not border controls

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is not recommending for Cebu City to implement stricter border controls as a way to prevent another surge of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.…

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