Seafarers, Novel Coronavirus and other infections

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/04/2020

  Seafarers  were cautioned  to follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of illnesses in view of the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (NCoV) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) released an advisory for seafarers…

Negros Oriental has 5 PUIs confined in provincial hospital

Florence Baesa 02/03/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines —  Five patients under investigation (PUIs) are now confined at the isolation room of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (PUI’s). The PUIs allegedly manifested flu-like symptoms. The five PUIs included the two…

CDO teams ready to help DOH-7 trace persons in contact with n-COV positive patient

Froilan Gallardo 02/01/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — Several teams are on standby here and just waiting for a call of assistance from the Department of Health in Region 7 to help trace persons, who may have been in contact…

Cebu City ready to purchase PPE to combat spread of Wuhan coronavirus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government is ready to purchase more personnel protective equipment (PPE) to better protect the personnel of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) and the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)…

DOH-7 chief: Possible quarantine of people who came in contact with Wuhan woman

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — People, who would be found to have encounters with the 38-year-old woman — the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the country, might possibly be quarantined as a precautionary measure. Dr. Jaime Bernadas,…

Amid face, surgical masks shortage reports, Cebuanos find other ways to protect selves from n-COV

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Anfernae Ty’s recent visits to the local pharmacies in uptown Cebu City to buy surgical masks has been fruitless since the second week of January 2020. Now that health officials have confirmed on…

Wuhan coronavirus threat: Governor Degamo places Negros Or. on ‘Red Alert’

Florence Baesa 01/30/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Philippines — Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo has placed the province under “Red Alert” after a Chinese woman, who was positive of coronavirus, was reported to have visited Dumaguete City.  To recall, Health…

Mayor: Group tours from China banned in City of Samal in Mindanao

Froilan Gallardo 01/30/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO — The Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte banned the entry of all group tour travels from China to their city in the aftermath of the first confirmed case of…

Rama: Implementing tourist ban is national government’s call

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is not the right agency to ban tourists from countries affected by the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) or Wuhan coronavirus, it should be the concern of the national government.  This was the…

DOT-7: Let DOH decide whether to ban tourists

Rosalie Abatayo 01/29/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) will let it be upon the health department to decide whether it is necessary to ban tourists from China amid the 2019 novel coronavirus…

DOH: No need for class suspension due to novel coronavirus

Darryl John Esguerra 01/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There’s no need to suspend classes because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. “In so far as DOH is concerned, we’re not aware of the…

Labella says he is ready to ban Chinese tourists in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Edgardo Labella is mulling to ban the entry of Chinese tourists in the city following reports that the feared nobel coronavirus, or the 2019-nCov, has spread in other regions in China…

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