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Only 55 Covid-19 patients in school isolation unit
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January 31, 2021 DESPITE the rise in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, only 20 percent of Mandaue City’s isolation facility is being used. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, head of patient care and management of the city’s Emergency...
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Local leaders urged not to be complacent
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January 31, 2021 ALTHOUGH Cebu is better prepared now to deal with a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, local officials are urged not to be complacent. This was University of the Philippines (UP) assistant professor and Octa Research...
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PH travel ban on 35 countries with new variants to end Jan. 31
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January 31, 2021 AS THE end of the travel ban on arriving foreigners from 36 areas affected by new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) nears, around 1,200 passengers have arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport...
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Cebu City’s health care system ‘able to cope’ with rise in cases
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January 31, 2021 EVEN though coronavirus cases in Cebu City are on the rise, the Project Balik Buhay’s (PBB) data on critical care capacity management of private hospitals in Cebu show that the city’s current situation is far better from...
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Highest cases logged in 6 months
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January 30, 2021 CEBU City’s daily Covid-19 cases made a return to the three-digit level Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, when 103 new cases were recorded, the highest daily new case count recorded in six months. This constitutes a 7.74 percent...
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Gwen shrugs off OCTA research group’s warning
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January 30, 2021 CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has shrugged off the serious concern aired by an independent research group on the trend of increasing Covid-19 cases in the province. In a press conference on Jan. 29, 2021, Garcia said she...
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New ordinance penalizes improper disposal of PPEs
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January 29, 2021 WHEN in Cebu City, used masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) should be disposed properly in the coming days or face penalties. This, as the Cebu City Council approved on Jan. 27, 2021 an ordinance which...
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Not a joking matter
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WENILYN SABALO January 29, 2021 COVID-19 really kills. For Karla Shane Patega, whose 66-year-old, immunocompromised mother-in-law from Zamboanga City contracted the disease and died, Covid-19 is “no joke.” While there are people who still do not believe that the coronavirus...
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Octa: New Covid cases uptick in Cebu a ‘serious concern’
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January 29, 2021 AN INDEPENDENT research group says Cebu, including Cebu City, has become an area of “serious concern” with its current trend of increasing Covid-19 cases. OCTA Research Group, in its Jan. 28, 2021 report, states that if this...
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2 barangay halls on lockdown after 5 workers test positive for Covid-19
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January 29, 2021 TWO barangay halls in Cebu City have been placed on lockdown since Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, after some of its personnel tested positive for Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). City Councilor Joel Garganera,...
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