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TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – Leyte’s Provincial Board is pushing for the approval of an ordinance requiring all arriving Leyte residents to submit themselves to the province’s health protocols.

Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Loreto said the ordinance, which was passed on third and final reading, seeks to protect the province from the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“The purpose of this is to protect the people of Leyte. If a returning resident is not sick or not infected, he or she still needs to comply with the requirements, inform their local health authorities about their recent travel history, and undergo testing,” Loreto said. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – Two persons were reported missing from the island village of Tubabao, Oras town, while one was injured by flying debris in Can-avid town, as Typhoon ‘Ambo’ made its landfall in San Policarpio, Eastern Samar at 12:15 P.M. Thursday, May 14.

Eastern Samar Governor Ben Evardone said the whole province has no electricity, while some infrastructure were damaged, particularly the municipal gymnasium of Maslog and in Brgy. Tubabao, Oras. 

PCol. Carlito Abriz, Eastern Samar Police Director said no one was reported hurt during the incident in Maslog, while the extent of damage is still being determined. read more

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) molecular laboratory here can now perform coronavirus testing, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Saturday, May 9.

“Finally, after 41 days, our laboratory has now been granted a full-scale implementation. We can now run tests and release results independently, instead of sending them to Cebu City,” said Minerva Molon, DOH Eastern Visayas director, in a virtual press conference.

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila issued the official certification on Friday, May 8, after the laboratory passed the final stage of the accreditation process, the proficiency testing, conducted this week, Molon said. read more

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