Symptomatic patients increasing, new isolation facility eyed

Immae Lachica 06/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Dr. Ronald Oporto, hospital administrator of Lapu-Lapu City, has told mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan that they are planning to make another isolation facility for symptomatic patients. Oporto together with DRRMO head Nagiel Bañacia attended…

Police says no foul play found in VSMMC incident

Immae Lachica 06/09/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Police found no foul play in the incident at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, wherein a patient leaped to death from the third floor of the building. The…

OFWs to stay in Metro Manila for only 5 days

Julie M. Aurelio - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/06/2020

Repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will only stay in Metro Manila for a maximum of five days for new coronavirus testing and isolation before they are ferried to their provinces. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana vowed to fast-track…

While waiting for swab results, Mantuyong chief wants close contacts of positive patients isolated

Immae Lachica 06/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The village chief of Mantuyong in Mandaue City is asking city officials to assist them in moving those persons who came in close contact with the latest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-positive individuals to an…

COVID-19 patient caught stealing ‘things’ inside Tejero isolation center

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 42-year-old coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive man, may not be able to taste freedom even when he will recover from the virus because he will be transferred to the detention facility of…

Cebu City now has 2,500 beds in isolation centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has now 2,500 beds in the different Barangay Isolation Centers (BIC) for the asymptomatic cases of the coronvarius disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a statement through the city’s Public Information Office (PIO),…

Over 50 San Nicolas police isolated after 2 PDLs tested positive for COVID-19

Immae Lachica 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 50 San Nicolas police will no longer be allowed to go home or do field works starting today, May 6, 2020, while they remain under observation for the coronavirus disease 2019. Police…

Cortes wants new jail facility in Brgy Basak used as isolation center for COVID-19 positive PDLs

Norman V. Mendoza 04/28/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Mandaue City government is preparing the jail facility in Sitio Dunggo-an in Barangay Basak as a temporary quarantine facility for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) coming from the Mandaue City Jail and…

BJMP isolates 29 PDLs in close contact with Mandaue City Jail’s COVID-19 patient

Norman V. Mendoza 04/25/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – At least 29 individuals who came in close contact with a detainee of the Mandaue City Jail, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), have been ordered isolated from the rest of…

Mondigo tells delivery crew to live in brgy isolation centers to avoid community exposure to COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 04/21/2020

CEBU, Philippines — While cargo trucks are still allowed to hit the streets to keep the supply chain going, delivery drivers and their helpers coming from Medellin town in northern Cebu will no longer be allowed to…

Covid-19 asymptomatic patients in Cebu City now in isolation 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The six patients who were recently tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in two barangays here have been placed in isolation on Tuesday evening, April 14, 2020.  Read: 7 new COVID-19 cases reported…

LGUs ordered to establish isolation facilities as COVID-19 cases seen to rise

Krissy Aguilar 04/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines— Local government units (LGUs) have been ordered to immediately set up their own isolation facilities in preparation for the spike of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary…

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