Effect of border controls on COVID cases in province may determine quarantine fate

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The effect of the reimposition of the strict border controls between Cebu province and Cebu City may decide on what is up next for areas in the province that have a high number…

Four towns, one city report 1 new COVID case on June 20

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four towns and one component city in Cebu province each reported one new case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Saturday, June 20. The towns of Badian, Carmen, Daanbantayan, and Toledo City…

Lapu-Lapu has 12 new COVID-19 cases on June 14

Immae A. Lachica 06/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City has logged 12 cases as of June 14, 2020. This was according to Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan on his Facebook page. Read more: COVID fight in Lapu not affected with…

Cebu City records 18 new COVID-19 cases in urban barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has recorded 18 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in 11 of its urban barangays. This has raised the total number of cases in the city to 1,872, which…

Female PUI, who died of SARI, positive of COVID-19

Florence A. Baesa 03/26/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — The female patient under investigation (PUI), who succumbed to Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, was found positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  This was the result…

Gov: No mass testing yet, use limited resources wisely

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the limited supply of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits, the Cebu provincial government maintains that resources should be used wisely. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in response to continued call for mass testing,…

PRO-7 activates Regional Task Force-7 Shield

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has activated this afternoon the Regional Task Force-7 (RTF-7) Shield, which will assist with the enforcement of measures to help curb the spread of coronavirus…

Will Cebu follow suit in declaring a lockdown?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stricter protocols for social distancing and mobility are on the way for Cebu. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the provincial government would come up with more stringent protocols, within the next 48 hours, to…

Second patient cured of HIV

Agence France Presse 03/11/2020

PARIS — A second patient has been cured of HIV after undergoing stem cell transplant treatment, doctors said Tuesday, after finding no trace of infection 30 months after he stopped traditional treatment. The so-called “London Patient”, a…

Authorities scrambling to find 7 Koreans from Daegu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government officials in Cebu are scrambling to locate seven South Koreans from Daegu City, who arrived in the country last February 25.  These seven tourists are among the last batch of South Korean…

PUMs, PUIs urged to follow health department’s guidelines, protocols

Futch Anthony Inso 02/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is appealing to persons under monitoring (PUMs) and persons under investigation (PUIs) to cooperate with the protocol and guidelines that was issued by the department…

#PresyoMerkado: Fighting skin damage with pineapples

Immae Lachica 10/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – This tropical fruit originated from South America.  Early European explorers named it pineapple because of its resemblance to a pinecone. Pineapples (Ananas comosus) are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and helpful compounds that can…

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