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ORMOC CITY – This city’s Isolation Facility for possible COVID-19 patients, situated in Brgy. San Pablo, is now ready to operate. It is set to open on Monday, March 30; and will be run by the City Health Office (CHO) together with three private hospitals, OSPA-FMC, Ormoc Doctor’s Hospital and Clinica Gatchalian Hospital.

On March 22, 2020, Sunday, street cleaners of the City’s Environment and Natural Resources Department (ENRD), personnel of the LGU’s General Services Department (GSD) and Liga ng mga Barangay members joined forces to clean the said Isolation Facility that will accordingly have 10 rooms. read more

ORMOC CITY – The city has reported a rising number of cases of PUIs and PUMs, per reports submitted by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT) to the City Health Department.

As of 3:00 P.M. of March 20, Friday, during the daily COVID-19 Task Force meeting led by Mayor Richard Gomez, it was found out that Ormoc’s PUM and PUI count is now 1,212 and 18, respectively.

A PUI or a Person Under Investigation is defined as anyone who has had travel history outside of Ormoc and upon his/her return displays COVID-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, or dry cough. read more

ORMOC CITY – This city is imposing stricter border controls with the aim of preventing the possible spread of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as outlined in Executive Order No. 27, an “executive order regulating the entry of individuals coming to Ormoc via land and sea travel and imposing added measures towards the prevention of COVID-19” released to the public on Sunday, March 15.

The EO comes in the light of rising COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, which has reached 111 confirmed cases and 8 deaths as of March 14, Saturday, and following the March 12 televised announcement of a Resolution by President Rodrigo Duterte himself imposing a “community quarantine” of Metro Manila for 30 days until April 14, 2020 and raising the country’s COVID-19 alert to Code Red Sub-Level 2. read more

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