Eleven other areas in Visayas and Luzon are also classified under MECQ, prompting Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque to say this is “a record of sorts” with the most number of cities placed under MECQ.
As COVID-19 cases in Davao City cotinues to rise, a shortage of nurses and medical staff has prompted the head of the Southern Philippine Medical Center to seek help from the City Government of Davao to address this need.
The City Health Office revealed one business processing outsourcing (BPO) company had 403 employees tested positive for coronavirus after undergoing surveillance swabbing.
Davao City will be under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting June 5 to 30 as COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,655 since last week of May, which has “overwhelmed” hospital and treatment facilities.
City Health Office acting head, Dr. Ashley Lopez earlier identified the most cases came from the City Assessor’s Office, City Treasurer’s Office, and the City Civil Registrar’s Office located on the ground floor.
The city established another swab center in Magsaysay Park to decongest the Santa Ana Health Center as it averages 2,000 persons a day as it accommodates walk-ins, F1 (first generation) category persons and referrals from District Offices.
Effective June 1, the national government has put Cagayan de Oro under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) as the number of COVID-19 cases in the city continue to soar.
During her Special Hour program at Davao City Disaster Radio on May 31, she said several employees stationed at the ground floor of the City Council tested positive with COVID-19. The figure was not yet included in the cluster response of the COVID-19 Task Force Duterte-Carpio during her announcement.
Community pantry organizers questioned the city government’s latest order that suggests they do house-to-house delivery of food aid to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, as they cite logistic issues and ask the government to address the people’s hunger in the pandemic.
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