EOC urges patients isolated in BICs to help maintain cleanliness

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The chief implementor of Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has urged those being isolated in barangay isolation centers (BICs) to work together in maintaining the cleanliness of their rooms. Councilor Joel Garganera…

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trials on COVID-19 patients

06/19/2020

GENEVA — The World Health Organization decided Wednesday to halt trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, finding it did not reduce the mortality rate. A decades-old malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine…

More symptomatic patients among new COVID cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health officials have noted an increase in the number of symptomatic patients among the new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that have been reported recently. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Department of Health…

Time-based discharge starts for COVID-19 patients in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Observing a time-based discharge policy for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Cebu province has started. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she has already asked the permission of Dr. Jaime Bernadas, the regional director of…

6 Cebu City cops test positive for COVID-19

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Six more cops from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of PRO-7, said…

DOH cracks whip on hospitals refusing to admit patients

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 05/23/2020

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Friday said an oversight board of the Department of Health (DOH) had issued show-cause orders to hospitals that have reportedly refused admission to patients as the coronavirus crisis stretched them to…

76 Bohol samples cleared of COVID-19

Rosalie Abatayo 05/12/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 76 swab samples from Bohol province have tested negative for the coronavirus disease, the provincial government reported this Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Dr. Yul Lopez, Bohol’s spokesperson for COVID-19 updates,…

279 COVID-19 patients in Mambaling transferred to BIC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 279 asymptomatic patients of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from Alaska, Barangay Mambaling in Cebu City have been transferred to the isolation center on Monday evening, May 11, 2020. According to…

31 medical staff, 8 patients of CDO hospital isolated

Froilan Gallardo 05/03/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — The entire medical staff of the surgery ward of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) made up of 31 individuals, and 8 patients of the hospital’s surgery ward were placed under isolation…

Police commends officials of Barangay Labangon

Immae Lachica 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) commends the efforts of the officials of Barangay Labangon here, which is on lockdown due to the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the village. CCPO…

BREAKING: Over 600 COVID-19 patients recover in PH – DOH

Daphne Galvez 04/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surpassed the 600th mark, totaling to 613 as of Monday, April 20. The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday recorded 41 new recoveries, and 200…

Barrio Luz village chief appeals to City Health to continue mass testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Luz chief Ronelio Sab-a is appealing to the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) not to stop the mass testing for residents in Sitio Zapatera after 53 cases have been recorded in the…

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