42K returning OFWs may overwhelm quarantine facilities — Galvez

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 05/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — National Task Force COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. said Tuesday that the arrival of some 42,000 returning Filipino migrant workers may overwhelm the country’s quarantine facilities. In a meeting with President Duterte and…

Available quarantine centers needed to facilitate transfer of Sitio Zapatera patients

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Until the quarantine facilities in Cebu City will start accepting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, infected residents in Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luz, Cebu City will have to remain in home isolation. The…

Congress grants Duterte special powers to combat COVID-19

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 03/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Congress has granted President Rodrigo Duterte special powers as the country faces a health emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The House of Representatives adopted early Tuesday morning the approved Senate version…

Cebu City Council approves P1 billion budget to fight Coronavirus

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council approved the P1 billion budget for the mitigating measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Coronavirus). Councilor Raymond Garcia, the majority floor leader of the council, said that the budget…

9 Cebu-based hotels willing to house foreign travellers subjected to mandatory quarantine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Metro Cebu now has at least 2,000 hotel rooms ready to accommodate foreigners arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), who will be subjected to the 14-day mandatory quarantine. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn…

CCMC, Block 27 prepped as quarantine centers for Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has identified two areas where quarantine centers will be placed to isolate suspected cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the Cebu City Medical Center…

Province shocked by ‘demanding’ passengers from Taiwan

Rosalie Abatayo 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  While the Capitol express surprise with the increase in the number of persons that are now under quarantine, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said they are shocked by how “demanding” the new batch of passengers…

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