32 ‘wasted’ COVID vaccines in Region 7 minimal, says DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has 32 unused COVID-19 vaccines that were put to waste, the regional health office here reported. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on April 12, 2021 confirmed to reporters…

11,000 medical frontliners in CV complete COVID inoculation sked

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11,000 healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation. But health officials still need to administer the first dose of the vaccine to at least 59,683 medical frontliners.…

Cebu City police says liquor ban helped in decreasing COVID cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials and law enforcers in Cebu City welcomed the continuous decline of COVID-19 cases, especially after recording its lowest number of new infections since January 1, 2021. And the police attributed this…

Active cases in Cebu City down to 912

Morexette Marie Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City continues to experience a downtrend in new COVID-19 cases. As of April 11, the latest bulletin from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) show that the city’s active cases…

DOH-7 to public: No more intrigues, back our COVID programs instead

Futch Anthony Inso 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) has appealed to the public not to spread intrigues but to support the agency’s programs, specifically its efforts against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Mary…

Sotto, DOH-7 deny frontliners ‘coerced’ to go to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of Central Visayas’ top health institutions denied that some medical frontliners from Cebu were coerced to go to Metro Manila. The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) issued a statement on April…

Liquor ban should stay in Cebu City –DOH-7

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will not recommend the lifting of the liquor ban in Cebu City. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of DOH-7, said that the ban should…

14K doses of Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu today

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another batch of 14,400 doses of Sinovac Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have arrived in Cebu on Wednesday morning, April 7, 2021. This was confirmed by Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the…

CV officials condemn renaming of P.3 to ‘Central Visayas Variant’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Government officials in Central Visayas condemned the renaming of the P.3 variant of SARS-CoV-2 from the “Philippine variant” to “Central Visayas Variant” (CVV). “Here we are, we have a P.3 variant. Why rename…

DOH-7 won’t recommend lifting of liquor ban  in Cebu City 

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—Despite the decline in the number of COVID-19 cases that were recorded daily in Cebu City in the past few days, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will not recommend to the city…

Cebu still in safe levels, has enough frontliners

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials assured Cebuanos that the island-province still has enough medical frontliners to respond to the COVID-19 cases here amid plans of sending some of them to Metro Manila. Today, Tuesday (April…

Cebu to send 50 medical workers to help NCR+

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 50 medical workers from Cebu will be traveling to Metro Manila on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to help the government’s respond to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak there. A total of 11 doctors, 35…

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