CV gets 44K additional Sinovac vaccines, may start roll-out for seniors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has announced that the region is getting an additional 44,400 allocations of the Sinovac vaccine. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the chief pathologist of DOH-7, said…

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.…

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…

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…

Free swab tests for returning Filipino travelers at Mactan Cebu Int’l Airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos from abroad can now avail of free real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests at the Mactan airport. The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), in a press release, announced…

Cebu and Region 7 ‘not candidates’ for ECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has expressed confidence that the city will remain under the most lenient level of community quarantine this April. “I think of the lesson (we learned before), and I…

Region 7 to receive more Sinovac doses

03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) announced on Monday, March 29, 2021, that the region is set to receive additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In a virtual press briefer, Dr. Mary…

50K more HCWs in CV to be vaccinated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas still needs to vaccinate more than 50,000 healthcare workers as the number qualified to receive free COVID-19 vaccines increased. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, March 24,…

Minglanilla mayor jabbed with AstraZeneca despite not being in priority list

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Peña on Tuesday, March 23, confirmed that he was injected with the first dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine from AstraZeneca. This despite prevailing protocols that healthcare workers, and…

Hospitals told: Use all AstraZeneca vaccine supply by Mar. 24

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hospitals and healthcare workers in Central Visayas are urged to exhaust their supplies of AstraZeneca vaccines before Wednesday, March 24. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on Tuesday, March 23, made…

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