Not wanting to go back to ECQ, Cebu City to reimpose restrictions for 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in Cebu City are told to brace themselves as local officials will be reintroducing restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Acting City Mayor Michael Rama announced that the city government is…

Tabuelan, 7 other LGUs cited for excellent blood donation drives

Futch Anthony Inso 07/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recognized local government units (LGUs) in Cebu that performed well in their blood donation activities in 2020. This is in line with the National…

DOH-7 deploys additional 30 nurses to Cebu City hospitals

Futch Anthony Inso 07/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has already deployed additional 30 nurses to different private hospitals in Cebu City. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, regional director of DOH-7, said that this after the…

DOH-7 records 89% decrease in dengue cases for 1st half of 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas saw a massive drop in the number of dengue cases during the first half of 2021. The Department of Health here (DOH-7) reported 976 dengue cases, of which seven were mortalities,…

No Delta variant detected in Central Visayas yet

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said the increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases was not due to the presence of the dreaded Delta variant. DOH -7 Director Dr.…

Central Visayas reinforces measures as COVID cases continue to rise

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials in Central Visayas are now reinforcing measures to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases here continue to rise. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on…

DOH-7 sends 22 nurses in 3 Bohol hospitals amid rise in COVID-19 cases

April Joy Faelden 07/17/2021

TAGBILARAN CITY—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has deployed 22 nurses in three private hospitals in Bohol to help augment their manpower amid the rise in COVID-19 cases in the province. The Allied Care Experts…

DOH-7: There is ‘3rd wave’ but COVID-19 outbreak remains controllable

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/12/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Monday, July 12, is standing by with their pronouncement that the region is experiencing a “3rd wave” in the rise of new COVID-19…

DOH-7: LGUs have prerogative to allow children above 5 years old to go out

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said that local government units (LGUs) would have the prerogative to follow the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) allowing children above 5 years…

PRO-7: 150 policemen in A4 group get first COVID jab

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 150 policemen from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) have already received their first doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines today, July 8. This will bring the number of vaccinated…

65.5% of Region 7’s medical workers fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19

Morexette Marie Erram 07/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than half of healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already been fully vaccinated, recent data from the regional health office showed. The Department of Health here (DOH-7) reported that, as of July…

Battling HIV amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When lockdowns lingered during the first half of 2020, volunteers from non-profit group LoveYourself – Cebu introduced new ways for patients to sustain their medications needed to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such…

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