Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Chong Hua’s COVID-19 beds full

Chong Hua’s COVID-19 beds full CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu’s Chong Hua Hospital announced Monday that all its 167 regular beds and 18 ICU beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients are currently occupied. “We wish to inform you that Chong Hua Hospital, despite having the greatest number of beds allocated for COVID-related cases among the private hospitals, is currently full in …

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On Cimatu’s first day: Nearly 100 new cases, 7 deaths

On Cimatu’s first day: Nearly 100 new cases, 7 deaths CEBU, Philippines — On the day retired military general Roy Cimatu assumed post yesterday as czar for Cebu’s fight against COVID-19, he was met by these statistics in Cebu City: 30 new confirmed cases, seven fatalities, and 31 recoveries. In Cebu province, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the active cases …

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DepEd asked to allow use of schools longer

DepEd asked to allow use of schools longer CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak has appealed to the Department of Education (DepEd) to allow the city government to continue using public schools as barangay isolation centers (BICs) for COVID-19, the time period subject to the advice of health authorities. Tumulak said the June 15 extension DepEd will …

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To escape COVID-19: Armored cars used for smuggling people?

To escape COVID-19: Armored cars used for smuggling people? Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – April 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Armored vehicles carrying cash for banks and automated teller machine (ATM) for the towns and cities in the province are allegedly used in “smuggling” people out of Cebu City for a fee amid the spike of …

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Ambulance drivers share plight

Ambulance drivers share plight CEBU, Philippines — Four ambulance drivers who were exposed to COVID-positive patients are temporarily taking shelter outside a hospital in Cebu City. The drivers, three from Talisay City and one from Dumanjug town, Cebu, opted not to go home as they are afraid that they may be asymptomatic carriers and infect their families. They have …

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Second test shows boy negative of coronavirus

Second test shows boy negative of coronavirus CEBU, Philippines — In what may be considered as a good development, the five-year-old boy from Wuhan, China who earlier tested positive for a strain of coronavirus in Cebu City has tested negative in a subsequent check, the Department of Health said yesterday. DOH-7 clarified, though, that a third and final swab …

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P3 thousand fines awaits Tuburan dads who miss council sessions

P3 thousand fines awaits Tuburan dads who miss council sessions Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – January 24, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The Tuburan Municipal Council is imposing fines on members who failed to join the sessions. A member will be fined P3,000, said Vice Mayor Democrito Diamante. “Mao ra gyud na ila trabaho to legislate, they …

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