Loreche appointed as next CCMC chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dr. Mary Jean Loreche has been appointed by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as the next Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) head. The mayor said in a phone interview with reporters on June…

DOH-7 exec to public: Know your risk classification before taking off face mask

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A health official urged the public to know their risk classification before deciding to take off their face mask, especially in public places. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of…

Lapu-Lapu now on Alert Level 1, Mandaue may be next — DOH-7 exec

Futch Anthony Inso 03/31/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has already been placed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to COVID  Alert Level 1 status. This was confirmed by Dr. Mary…

Concert in Cebu City may be a superspreader — DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local health officials raised concerns on the crowd that joined a free concert here last Saturday, March 26. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7),…

Unvaccinated persons make up 88% of COVID-19 deaths in Cebu – VVOC spox

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Most of the people who died of the COVID-19 in Cebu from January 1 to 19, 2022, are unvaccinated individuals. Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operation Center (VVOC)…

VVOC: Few AstraZeneca doses expire in CV, majority of vaccines not wasted

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a few, almost neglible number of  AstraZeneca vials have been wasted in Central Visayas, and no expired vaccine has been inoculated to any individual who joined the National Vaccination Days this week.…

Cebu inoculates 1M individuals for 1st dose of vaccine

Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province and the Tricities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu have reached a million individuals inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on September 10, 2021. On Friday, Doctor Mary Jean…

Sputnik vaccine second dose delayed; more Pfizer vaccines arrive

Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Individuals, who were inoculated with the Russian Gamalea Sputnik vaccines, mostly in Cebu City, will have to wait for their second dose. Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center…

DOH-7: Community transmission present in Cebu, 4 more Delta variant cases in Lapu-Lapu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) said that four more cases of the Delta variant were confirmed in Lapu-Lapu City.  However, these cases have already recovered as their samples were taken…

Cebu City to VVOC: We deserve more vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccine supply cannot catch up with Cebu City’s speedy vaccination program. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that they had completed the roll-out of nearly 5,000 Sinovac vaccines in only one…

Experts on Cebu’s methods: It’s not so much in swab, but in quarantine protocols, variants of concern

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medical experts from the national government’s anti-COVID task force are ‘deeply concerned’ on Cebu’s quarantine methods, and variants of concern appearing in the country — not so much on the testing and swabbing…

IATF commits to visit Cebu, study its COVID response

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID or IATF) has pledged to visit and study Cebu’s response towards COVID-19 soon.  The House of Representatives’ Committee on…

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