Families Urged To Observe Health Protocols Even At Home

Families Urged To Observe Health Protocols Even At Home

Spotlight

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

The local government here is urging families to observe minimum health protocols even in their homes as cases have shown that local transmission is already happening even in their abode.

Iloilo City Covid Team spokesperson Jeck Conlu said transmission no longer happens just outside their houses. Chances are the other family members of the index confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients can also be infected.

He cited one instance when all the seven family members of an index coronavirus patient also tested positive for Covid-19.

“We can say that even at home, we need to practice physical distancing and wear masks so that whenever a member is positive, the whole family will not be affected. So we have to practice minimum health protocol,” he said in dialect in a press conference on Monday.

Conlu said cases in barangays have shot up and transmission is faster because protocols inside houses are more relaxed.

Meanwhile, amid the increasing cases, Covid-19 focal person Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna said the city health office is advising the public to always seek consultation whenever they are not feeling well as he emphasized the importance of early detection.

He said that during a meeting with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, they have proposed a new protocol on the implementation of lockdown.

“Before we are waiting for three cases or more but we proposed and the mayor agreed that once there is a positive case in the barangay, the household will be identified and it will be automatically on lockdown (and) stay home quarantined,” Fortuna said.

The lockdown will be specific and targeted and strict home quarantine will be imposed once there is a positive case in a barangay.

He added they are just waiting for the Executive Order signed by the mayor.

As of Monday, he said 44 barangays are on lockdown and 12 are on watchlist. The lockdown in six barangays has been lifted.

During the meeting, six barangays were recommended for lockdown to include Cubay, Jaro with 13 cases; San Antonio, Molo with four cases; and three cases each from Airport and Guzman Jesena, Mandurriao; and Fajardo and San Roque, Jaro.

Eight barangays are on the watchlist for having two cases each. They are Calahunan and Q. Abeto, Mandurriao; Divinagracia, La Paz; Don Esteban, Lapuz; Quintin Salas, Jaro; Rizal Palapala 1, City Proper and Sta. Cruz and Mohon in Arevalo.

Five barangays have recorded zero cases after they were placed on lockdown for three days. They included Lopez Jaena Sur, La Paz; Bakhaw, Mandurriao; Ma. Cristina, Jaro and San Jose and Calaparan in Arevalo.

Iloilo City recorded 34 partial confirmed cases as of Monday composed of 19 local transmission, seven city hall employees, and seven new cases and one death.

Meanwhile, the city government is also planning to test drivers and vendors to be done per district later this week and next week, said Iloilo City Covid Extraction Team head Chiqui Blancaflor. (PNA)

46K Antique Household Heads, Members Pre-Registered For Nat’l ID

PSA, nakapag pre-register ng 46,000 katao sa Antique para sa application ng National ID.

Manila-Laoag Flights Resume With Strict Border Protocols

Philippine Airlines is set to resume its flights from Manila to Laoag and vice versa starting November. Huwag pong kalimutan ang mga health and safety protocols.

Hontiveros Files Resolution For The ‘World Day Of The Poor’ On Nov. 15

"Ngayong nasa gitna tayo ng krisis, mas marami ang nagugutom at naghihirap. We can't turn a blind eye to them. Now, more than ever, we need to sustain our compassion to help the poor and reach out to them. Bilang lingkod ng bayan, huwag natin silang kalimutan. Huwag natin silang pabayaan at patuloy tayong magsilbi para sa kanila gaya ng ating sinumpaan."

Ombudsman May Suspend Local Officials Over Delayed Aid

President Rodrigo Duterte warns local government officials anew that the Office of the Ombudsman could order their suspension over delays in the distribution of cash aid for low-income families.

What Do Middle Class Women In Their 40s Want?

Life begins at 40. Ano nga ba ang mga bagay na gustong gawin ng mga middle class women in their 40s?

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

Did Shamcey Supsup And MJ Lastimosa Hit Back At Sandra Lemonon’s IG Stories?

“To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility –these are the marks of a true queen.”

GenSan Schools Get P54-M Communication Package

Public schools in General Santos City have received around PHP54 million worth of communication package from the city government to assist the delivery of various alternative learning modalities amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.