Wuhan’s favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

Associated Press 04/02/2020

WUHAN, China  — The noodles smothered in peanut sauce are as much a trademark of Wuhan as deep-dish pizza in Chicago or spaghetti in Rome.   Zhou Guoqiong still isn’t allowed to serve customers inside her shop,…

New patients under investigation reported in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/21/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – There are five new individuals suspected of having the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) now admitted in hospitals in Central Visayas, latest data from the state’s health department show. This as the number…

DOH COVID-19 Tracker: 0 PUIs admitted in CV as of Feb. 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are no more patients under investigation (PUIs) suspected of having the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) admitted in Central Visayas as of the latest data from the state’s health department. The Department of…

Central Luzon health workers mobilized to aid returning Filipinos from China, including baby

Maria Adelaida Calayag - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/09/2020

CLARK, PAMPANGA – Health workers from all over Central Luzon have been mobilized to assist 45 Filipinos who will be flown back from Wuhan City in China and quarantined for 14 days on Sunday (Feb. 9) at…

CebPac discloses flight nos. of plane boarded by n-CoV-positive Sino couple; pilots, cabin crew under quarantine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Pacific has placed on quarantine the cabin crew and pilots of the flights boarded by the Chinese couple who tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 -nCoV). This developed after health…

AirAsia cancels flights between PHL and some cities in China

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – AirAsia Philippines, one of the country’s budget airlines, will be canceling several flights between the Philippines and China until March 1, 2020 amid the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease…

Chan favors temporarily ban of flights from China than 14-day quarantine at airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he was more favorable on banning direct flights to Cebu from China than placing travelers in a 14-day quarantine. In a press conference on Friday, January…

Wuhan woman only stayed three hours at Cebu airport — Bernadas

Morexette Marie Erram 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 38-year-old patient from Wuhan City, who tested positive of the 2019 novel coronavirus (n-CoV or Wuhan coronavirus) did not stay long in Cebu. Read more: Wear mask only when sick, immunocompromised –…

Cebu Pacific to reduce flights to cities in China

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s largest budget airline, Cebu Pacific, will be reducing direct flights connecting the country to several cities in China. This developed after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Thursday evening, January…

Gwen explains quarantine of passengers over measure to ban flights from China

Rosalie Abatayo 01/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Individuals coming from China are not kilos of meat that Cebu province will outrightly deny entry. But while persons from China are not prohibited to travel into Cebu, their entry may mean being…

Labella calls coordination meeting to address novel coronavirus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City currently has two cases of suspected 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) being monitored in two of its major hospitals. This is the third suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus in Cebu City since January…

All PH direct flights to and from Wuhan City suspended indefinitely

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aeronautics Boards (CAB) have suspended indefinitely all of the country’s direct flights to and from Wuhan City, China. In a joint press statement issued on…

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