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TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – Alarmed by the spike of cases in Eastern Visayas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has asked local government officials to heighten the drive against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Since Leyte and Samar areas now fall under the high-risk classification of the World Health Organization, local government units (LGUs) should act immediately to contain the virus spread, said DILG Regional Director Karl Cesar Rimando in an advisory for LGUs posted on Wednesday night, December 30. read more

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – A total of 9,753 patients in Eastern Visayas have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday, December 26.

In its latest case bulletin, 88 new recoveries were recorded in the region while 48 more have been infected – 24 in Leyte, 12 in Tacloban City, 10 in Samar, and 2 in Eastern Samar.

The total recoveries represent 89.77 percent of the region’s 10,864 confirmed cases since March.

The DOH attributed the region’s high recovery rate to the high percentage of asymptomatic or mild patients, which is 98.8 percent of the total. read more

Ormoc borders close anew

TACLOBAN CITY – Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has issued an executive order closing the city’s borders due to the sudden spike of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.

As of Thursday, December 17, the mayor shared that Ormoc has 98 COVID-19 active cases, the highest so far since they were ordered by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to ease and relax their containment areas for authorized persons outside of residence (APORS).

“I’m left with no choice but to protect our people here in Ormoc City and to protect the people coming into the city for them not to be infected because I don’t want that when you visit Ormoc, your families will also be infected,” the mayor said. read more

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