DOH-7: Entire sitio ‘infected’

CEBU, Philippines — Health authorities will now stop the mass testing at Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, the epicenter of coronavirus in Cebu City, as the Department of Health now considers the entire area “infected.” City Health Officer Daisy Villa made the announcement after 24 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Sitio Zapatera yesterday and three others in Lapu-Lapu City, …

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Cops prepare for worst case

Cops prepare for worst case Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) – April 16, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The personnel of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) yesterday conducted a simulation exercise (SIMEX) in Barangay Mambaling that would mirror the scenario of a possible riot in the implementation of a lockdown. CCPO Director Josefino Ligan, along with …

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House-to-house delivery for seniors’ aid

House-to-house delivery for seniors’ aid Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) – April 16, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has issued an executive order establishing the guidelines in the distribution of financial aids to senior citizens during the period of enhanced community quarantine. This is to provide immediate relief to the vulnerable sector …

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CPA chips in P500 million for COVID fight

CPA chips in P500 million for COVID fight CEBU, Philippines —  The Cebu Port Authority contributed P500 million to the national treasury to help fund government responses against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.” “While CPA is in charge of making sure that cargo and supply chain …

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Stranded Cebuanos to get cash aid

Stranded Cebuanos to get cash aid Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – April 15, 2020 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Stranded Cebuanos locked out of the province will be given cash aid by the provincial government. This was announced by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia during her daily COVID-19 pressers yesterday. “Kaning ang atong hinabang ang sa mga nga tua nastranded …

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Zero positive cases for 2 days in a row in Cebu

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday announced that for the second day in a row, no new positive COVID-19 cases had been reported in the province. In her daily update, Garcia said that based on the data from the Department of Health, 31 swabs that were tested in the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) all yielded negative …

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Over 1 million workers displaced due to COVID-19 pandemic

Over 1 million workers displaced due to COVID-19 pandemic CEBU, Philippines —  The Department of Labor and Employment reported that the number of displaced workers in the country has already breached the one million mark with 98 percent of close to 42,000 reporting establishments are seeking assistance under the agency’s social amelioration program. DOLE is extending P5,000 one-time assistance …

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Due to three COVID-19 positive cases: Sitio Zapatera on lockdown

Due to three COVID-19 positive cases: Sitio Zapatera on lockdown CEBU, Philippines — Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luz, Cebu City is on lockdown after the area has recorded three positive coronavirus cases as of April 11, 2020. The first resident who tested positive is now in the hospital but the two additional residents were confirmed to have been infected …

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