COVID-19 numbers in Cebu City: Most new cases still from city jail

COVID-19 numbers in Cebu City: Most new cases still from city jail CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City has logged a total of 348 coronavirus positive cases after recording 20 new cases yesterday, April 24. The biggest bulk of the 20 cases still come from the Cebu City Jail at 17 while one case each come from Bliss in Barangay …

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ECQ, coding violators drop

ECQ, coding violators drop Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – April 25, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Violators the enhanced community quarantine and vehicle number coding scheme in Cebu City has declined in the past days, an indication that people are now becoming more aware and observed the protocols, according to Cebu City Police Office director Police …

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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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Lapu-Lapu City records five more: Cebu City Jail logs 123 new COVID cases

Lapu-Lapu City records five more: Cebu City Jail logs 123 new COVID cases CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 139 new coronavirus positive cases yesterday, the most number of cases logged in a single day. Of this, 123 are from the Cebu City Jail. The other cases are from Barangay Labangon, nine; Barangay Luz, three; C. Padilla Street, one; …

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Priest: ‘Lockdown’ Baragay Pasil, Suba

Priest: ‘Lockdown’ Baragay Pasil, Suba Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – April 23, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  A parish priest in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City has joined calls for the city government to implement strict measures, including a lockdown, now that their barangay and nearby areas have reported cases of COVID-19. The appeal was made through a …

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Cebu City still leads in COVID numbers: 12 new cases in Cebu

Cebu City still leads in COVID numbers: 12 new cases in Cebu CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu logged 12 new coronavirus positive cases yesterday, April 21, seven of which are from Cebu City. Mayor Edgardo Labella announced that one of the seven cases is from the fishport in Barangay Suba; two are from the Cebu City Jail; two are from …

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Public teachers shell out funds to help frontliners

Public teachers shell out funds to help frontliners Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) – April 22, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Public school teachers in Central Visayas raised over P3 million out of their own pockets to help the COVID-19 frontliners in their divisions. The fundraising initiative was organized by the Regional Federation of Teachers Association (RTFA-7) through …

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