Medcerts only for Pilar-bound travelers from Leyte

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has dropped swab tests as travel conditions for travelers from Leyte bound for Pilar town in Camotes Island. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, in a memorandum she issued and signed last…

No to self-swabbing, says Duque after Robin Padilla’s viral clip

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday said performing self-swabbing for COVID-19 is not advisable since it may render the results questionable. He made the remark after actor Robin Padilla shared a video of him conducting…

Why are rapid antibody tests not recommended for COVID-19?

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite previous pronouncements from the Department of Health (DOH) as well as health experts warning against the use of rapid antibody test kit to check if a person is infected with the coronavirus disease…

Labella: Cebu City conducted more swab tests than rapid tests

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella revealed that the city had conducted 4,995 swabs through contact tracing of positive cases in the 32 infected barangays. This is at least 4,300 more than the supposed…

Quarantine, swab tests for to-be released inmates in Cebu Province

Rosalie Abatayo 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid jails being hounded by the threat of the coronavirus disease, inmates who are bound for release are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine and be tested for the viral infection before they…

Oliva: 3 CTO personnel tested negative for COVID-19, two others await test results

Doris C. Bongcac 04/28/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City Treasurer Regal Oliva announced on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, that three of his office personnel tested negative of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while two others continue to wait for the outcome…

DOH urged: Conduct swab tests on cops manning areas with COVID-19 cases

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cebu City had continued to rise, the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) said they would be asking the Department of Health…

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