Molon: COVID-19 Recoveries In Eastern Visayas Now 607

Molon: COVID-19 Recoveries In Eastern Visayas Now 607

Spotlight

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Importance Of Deepening Ties And Friendship On Online English Education

51Talk hosts the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchanges in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

DBP Backs Public Transport Sector Recovery

DBP is working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in finding financial solutions to aid the country's transportation sector due to the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

A least 607 out of 646 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Eastern Visayas have already recovered, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday.

DOH Eastern Visayas Regional director Minerva Molon said these patients will now be discharged from isolation or quarantine facilities and reintegrated into their respective communities.

“If they have been isolated in local facilities within the prescribed period, then no need for them to undergo home quarantine. But then, they are strictly advised to follow minimum health standards, such as wearing of (a) face mask, physical distancing, proper hygiene, among others,” Molon said in a press statement.

The total recoveries represent 94 percent of the total confirmed cases in the region, she added.

Based on the DOH monitoring report, 595 of the total reported cases in the region are asymptomatic, 48 have mild symptoms, and three are severe cases.

“Some 40 patients were hospitalized. Others were managed in community isolation facilities, but they are transferred to a higher health care facility if further management is needed,” Molon said.

The surge of coronavirus infections in the region started on June 1 due to testing of returning residents, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSI), mostly from Metro Manila and Cebu.

Of the region’s total confirmed cases, 426 are LSIs, 52 are OFWs, three are Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa program beneficiaries while the remaining 165 are local cases.

The regional office here said community transmission was prevented despite the rising confirmed cases since local government units immediately isolated these returnees upon their arrival.

Molon said a total 104 health workers have been infected since the outbreak, of which 103 already recovered and one remains in isolation.

“Let’s be vigilant and continue to practice the infection prevention and control measures. Following them is still the most effective defense against the virus,” she added.

Overall, 388 cases have been reported from Leyte, 119 in Samar, 88 in Southern Leyte, 26 in Biliran, 22 in Northern Samar, and three in Eastern Samar.

To date, the region has 36 active Covid-19 cases and three deaths from Leyte, Biliran, and Samar, the DOH said. (PNA)

Families Living In Valenzuela’s Danger Zones Get Houses

Some 750 families residing in Valenzuela City’s danger zones are set to move in the "Disiplina Village Lingunan," a government housing project for informal settler families.

Cayetano Leaves Post As Speaker With ‘Clear Conscience’

Cayetano tenders his irrevocable resignation as House Speaker, saying the “untenable political situation” at the House of Representatives has prompted him to “put aside all politics.”

Velasco, Cayetano Vow To ‘Work Together’ To Pass 2021 Budget

The rivalry between newly-elected Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano has ended after the two agreed to “work together” for the timely passage of the proposed PHP4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.

Senior Citizens In Borongan City Get Monthly Allowance

Since its distribution on Monday, the city social welfare and development office has served 494 beneficiaries from the villages of Bugas, Can-aga, Sta. Fe, Tamoso, San Saturnino, and Punta Maria.

Pasig River Ferry Service Resumes Operation

The Pasig River Ferry Service resumes operations again!

Gatchalian To Online Platforms: Take A Hard Line Stance Vs. Merchants’ Deceptive

Mag-ingat po tayo sa ating mga binibili online.

3 Deleted Scenes From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ That Will Change Everything

"Crazy Rich Asians" is out now on Netflix! After seeing the movie, you might want to check out these never-before-seen clips:

Mayor Ronnel Looks Forward To More Relaxed MGCQ Status

According to Mayor Ronnel Rivera, they are now studying such option as they continue to look at necessary control measures amid the continuing clustering and local transmission of COVID-19.

How Filipino SMEs ‘Reset For The Rebound’ Post-COVID-19

Can the small and medium scale enterprises still grow in the Philippines despite the pandemic?

Nograles: Nat’l Land Use Act Needed To Ensure PH Food Security

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles renews the administration’s call for the passage of a National Land Use Act saying it is needed to ensure the country’s food security.