DepEd-7 official says wearing of face mask in schools still mandatory

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said students and teachers were still required to wear face masks inside the school premises, despite some local government units (LGUs) allowing…

DOH-7: Avoid swimming in Catarman, Cordova waters

Futch Anthony Inso 09/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) issued a health warning on Thursday, September 8, 2022, cautioning the public from engaging in public swimming and other similar activities in the coastal waters…

DOH-7 launches ‘Pinaslakas vaccination campaign’ in Cebu City barangay

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) conducted its “Pinaslakas ceremonial vaccination campaign” at the Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of San Roque in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The…

Cordova gets new ambulance from DOH-7

Futch Anthony Inso 07/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cordova town in Mactan Island got a boost for their healthcare services after the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) donated a new well-equipped ambulance to the town.  Dr. Efren Dico Jr.,…

Cebu City, Central Visayas COVID-19 cases remain low over the past weeks

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City logged no new COVID-19 case on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Deputy Chief Implementor, told reporters on Thursday, that none of…

DOH-7 urges LGUs to regulate, monitor gatherings

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) urged local governments to continue regulating and monitoring gatherings despite the easing of restrictions.  DOH-7 made this pronouncement as the campaign period for local elections started, and…

Cebu needs to vaccinate 80% of seniors if it wants to shift to Alert Level 1 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local health officials here will be closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drives intended for senior citizens. An official from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) believes that Cebu’s prolonged Alert Level 2 status…

Cebu City opens 1st drug store to administer booster shots

Morexette Marie Erram 02/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More access to COVID-19 vaccines are being made in Cebu City. The national government and city government on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, launched the city’s first drug store that will be administering Covid-19 shots to…

Mandaue EOC reports positivity rate 16 times higher than December 

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/18/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has recorded a positivity rate 16 times higher compared to last month. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the EOC deputy chief, said that as of Monday, January 17, 2022,…

Despite rapid rise of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rate remains low in Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Cebu is not as alarming as it may seem as hospital utilization rate on the island remains low, according to Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, the chief…

Health officials hope Cebu remains under Alert Level 2

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Despite rapid increase in COVID-19 cases here, health officials are hoping that Cebu will remain under a more relaxed quarantine classification.  The number of active COVID cases in the entire Cebu have breached the 1,000…

Cebu point of entry of two confirmed Omicron cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu has become a point of entry for two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.  Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7),…

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