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Highest cases logged in 6 months

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 positivity rate out of the 1,304 individuals tested on Jan. 27. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), however, emphasized […]

DOH 7 launches ‘Chikiting Ligtas’ in Consolacion

TO ADDRESS the drop of immunization coverage in Central Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) 7 launched the “Chikiting Ligtas” Measles, Rubella, Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity at the Consolacion Covered Court on Jan. 29, 2021. Phase two of the supplemental immunization activity will be on Feb. 1 to 28. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, […]

Not a joking matter

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 is real and instead dwell on Covid-19 conspiracy theories, Karla said the disease is what robbed her two young daughters […]

2 brgy halls on lockdown after 5 workers test positive for Covid-19

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, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said the barangay halls have been on lockdown for […]

Profiling of recipients of vaccine to start ‘soon’

THE Mandaue City Vaccine Board (MCVB) is finalizing the program for its electronic immunization registration to be used in profiling coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine recipients. Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president Ernie Manatad, MCVB chairman, said the Department of Health (DOH) has an electronic immunization registration, but this is still not available to local […]

2 Cebu HEIs approve face-to-face classes in MGCQ areas

TWO higher education institutions (HEIs) in Cebu that offer medical and allied health programs welcome the announcement of the Palace confirming that medical schools in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status and similar HEIs in areas under GCQ with base hospitals that cater to Covid-19 patients can now gradually resume limited face-to-face classes. […]

Meat price spike probed

TALISAY City, Cebu Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 ordered the City Agriculture’s Office to investigate the increase in the prices of pork, chicken and beef in the city’s markets. After receiving complaints about the sudden price increases, Gullas wants to know the reasons behind them. A kilo of pork […]