Lapu-Lapu gov’t to appeal Alert Level 3 ruling: Encoder encoded wrong data

Futch Anthony Inso 01/07/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has made an appeal to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) not to place the city under alert level 3. The city, along…

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),…

More localities in Cebu resume vaccination drive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu gradually recovers from the devastation left by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), more local government units (LGUs) here have resumed their vaccination drives.  Based on a tally compiled by local media,…

MCIA resumes operations on Sunday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will resume operations on December 19, 2021, for domestic flights. In a meeting with Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, MCIA Authority (MCIAA) officials said they have…

Region 7 targets to inoculate 1.3M for National Vax Days

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas is aiming to inoculate around 1.3 million individuals in the upcoming National Vaccination Days. Officials from the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) and local governments here are preparing for…

Mandaue may lift face shields requirement

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines –Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said they will discuss loosening or lifting the face shield requirement in the city. Cortes, however, said they will be asking for the guidance of the Inter-Agency Task Force…

C. Visayas immunization coverage rate drops to 20% for 1st half of 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is intensifying its immunization drive for children as it posted its lowest inoculation rate so far. DOH-7 on Saturday, October 23, launched a ceremonial vaccination…

Cebu City may go back to MGCQ by October if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) shared the same sentiments with health officials from Cebu City that it may transition to a more lenient quarantine status by October. But only if…

Mandaue City reevaluates COVID-19 combat policies

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Emergency Operations Center is conducting workshops for their different teams to reevaluate their policies in combating COVID-19. Lawyer Lizer Malate, EOC head, said that since the city’s COVID cases have…

Gov’t vows to address shortage in COVID meds

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local health officials here will be looking into reports of hoarding and price manipulation of medicines used to treat COVID-19. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is set to meet with…

Local Delta cases in Region 7 reach 83 as WHO confirms community transmission

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health authorities in Central Visayas have already recorded a total of 83 local cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant as the World Health Organization in the Philippines (WHO – Philippines) declared on…

Vaccine watch: 96% of medical workers in Region 7 fully vaxxed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Approximately five months since the rollout began in Central Visayas, almost all medical workers here are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) revealed that as of August…

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