31 minors, shelter staff “clinically recovered” from COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 08/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The 31 minors and four staff from the Home Care Center for Children in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City have already been declared clinically recovered from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Annabeth Cuizon, head…

COVID-19 may become ‘seasonal’, UN says

03/18/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – COVID-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said Thursday,March 18, 2021, cautioning though against relaxing pandemic-related measures simply based on meteorological factors. More than a year after the novel…

And it came to pass

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 03/17/2021

Taal volcano’s latest tantrums, “tampo,” seem to be a way to remind us about the first quarter of 2020 that started with its eruption even as a new lethal virus, still unnamed, percolated. It’s a tiny virus,…

Generation threatened as pandemic sets back childhood development: UNICEF

03/12/2021

New York, United States— Closed schools, surging poverty, forced marriages and depression — after a year of the pandemic, indicators measuring child and adolescent development have all regressed, a setback that heralds lasting stigma for an entire…

Two vaccination sites for Cebu City brgy. health workers, frontliners ready

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has inspected at least two potential vaccination sites for barangay health workers and frontliners here. Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak led the inspection of the Don Bosco Youth Center…

COVID-19 affects all 80 Cebu City barangays

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected all 80 barangays in Cebu City, barely a year after the first confirmed patients here were reported. Data from the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) showed…

DOH-7 reiterates stand: No to lockdown, ECQ

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reiterated its suggestions that placing entire Cebu island under stricter quarantine status is not appropriate in addressing the continuous rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “We don’t…

Duterte growing impatient over delayed delivery of Covid vaccine — Palace

Krissy Aguilar 02/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte himself is already growing impatient over the delay in arrival of Covid-19 vaccines, Malacañang said Friday, February 19, 2021. “Si Presidente, nagsalita na. Siya po mismo naiinip na,” presidential spokesperson Harry…

Ginatilan mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Singco has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Singco, in a statement issued on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, said he recently received confirmation that he and his wife, Hannah Singco,…

DOH-7 wants to know if ‘local variant’ behind rising cases in Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) wants to know if a mutation of the virus is causing the continued increase of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases here. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson…

Vaccine plan for Cebu City nearing completion

Delta Letigio 01/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is now preparing for the arrival of the national government allotment of COVID-19 vaccines for the city. The city is finalizing the vaccine plan and is currently in talks…

NBA postpones another game, announces 11 new players test positive

01/21/2021

Los Angeles, United States—Memphis’ NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. The 16th such postponement of the…

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