Mas mababang kaso ng COVID-19, naitala sa Navotas City

Robie de Guzman   •   August 31, 2020   •   148

Nakapagtala ng mas mababang kaso ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ang Navotas City kasabay ng mga isinasagawang testing sa lungsod.

Ayon kay Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco, sa mahigit 4,000 positibong kaso ay mahigit 3,000 na ang gumaling mula sa sakit habang 123 ang nasawi. Nasa 494 naman ang aktibong kaso.

Mababa rin ang naitatalang bagong kaso ng impeksyon sa lungsod – mula sa 24 kaso ay 15 na lamang ito sa mga nakalipas na araw.

Ayon sa alkalde, maaaring nakatulong sa pagbaba ng kaso ang maigting na COVID-19 testing, hindi lamang sa mga nakatira sa lungsod kundi pa rin sa mga taga-ibang lugar pero sa Navotas nagta-trabaho.

“’Pag ang isang tao ay naging positive ay iko-contact trace natin siya within 24 hours. Ibig sabihin, dapat natin malaman within 24 hours kung sinong direktang nakasalamuha niya. After siyang ma-contact trace ay dadalhin na siya sa isolation facility,” ani Tiangco.

Hindi ho kami pumapayag ng home quarantine dahil karamihan nga ng hawaan ay nasa loob ng bahay,” dagdag pa niya.

Sa kabila nito, nanawagan ang alkalde sa mga residente sa lungsod na huwag maging kampante at ituloy pa rin ang pagsunod sa health protocols kontra COVID-19.

“Mahaba pa ito eh. Hindi naman porke’t bumaba na ‘yan ay dapat maging confident tayo. Of course, dapat matuwa tayo pero dapat, ang mas importante is, pagsikapan pa natin na lalong mapababa,” ani Tiangco.

Sa kasalukuyan aniya ay binibigyang prayoridad ng lokal na pamahalaan ang pagsusuri sa non-medical frontline workers gaya ng mga tsuper ng public utility vehicles, mga nagtitinda sa palengke at namamasukan sa grocery stores.

Naglagay na rin ng dagdag na isolation facilities sa lungsod upang mapalawig ang bed capacity at accommodation para sa positive cases.

Muli namang nanawagan si Tiangco sa mga residente na magsuot pa rin ng face mask at face shield sa tuwing lalabas ng bahay, panatilihin rin ang physical distancing at palaging maghugas ng kamay. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

Manila LGU to open drive-through RFID installation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 30, 2020

The Manila City government is set to launch the RFID Sticker Caravan which offers drive-through installation of Radio-frequency identification stickers.

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Posted by Manila Public Information Office on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The caravan will be held from October 31 to November 1 at the Kartilya ng Katipunan near Manila City Hall in Ermita, Manila. The drive-through RFID installation will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will accommodate class 1 vehicles which are cars, SUVs and passenger vans only.

Motorists do not need to prepare any documents but must prepare P200 for the initial load. Authorities also advised motorists to wear face masks and face shields. AAC

Davao City to reimpose 24-hour liquor ban starting Nov. 2

Robie de Guzman   •   October 30, 2020

A 24-hour liquor ban will be reimposed in Davao City from November 2 to December 31, Mayor Sara Duterte said.

Under Executive Order No. 59, Duterte ordered the ban of sale, serving, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in public effective 5 a.m. of November 2.

The reimposition of the liquor ban stemmed from the results of City Health Office contact tracing of patients positive of the coronavirus showing their exposure during drinking sessions. 

“There is an urgent need to reimpose a 24-hour liquor ban in Davao City to prevent the exposure of individuals to the COVID-19 virus because of their unbridled drinking sessions,” Duterte said in the order. 

Mayor Sara also emphasized the necessity to reimpose the 24-hour liquor ban as another preventive step to control gatherings and stop the cases from spiking because the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) has reached their full occupancy of the COVID-19.

To recall, Duterte lifted the 24-hour liquor ban on September 21 after six months of restrictive community quarantine.

The city government warned to impose a one strike rule on establishments violating the liquor ban.

The city’s Vices Regulation Unit and Barangay Council were also tasked to conduct vigorous surveillance of all restaurants, fast-food, sari-sari stores, and similar establishments and must immediately move for the closure of an establishment after a single violation is properly documented.

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DOTr requires all airport passengers to use contact tracing app

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 29, 2020

All airport passengers will be required to download and use the Traze app for contact tracing beginning November 28, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

In an advisory released on Wednesday (October 28), the DOTr said passengers should register, follow the instructions indicated in the app, input the needed information, and activate the account.

IMPORTANT ADVISORYALL airport passengers MUST download and register an account in the TRAZE Contact Tracing App…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The app will enable the government’s contact tracing efforts, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, to be strengthened and be more efficient.

The department advised passengers without mobile devices to go to the Malasakit Helpdesk at the airport where they will be provided assistance in getting a unique QR code.

The Transportation department also assures that passenger information will remain secured and fully complied with the Data Privacy Act (DPA) or Republic Act No. 10173. –AAC

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