COVID-19 Watch:

Personnel from the City Health Office led by Dr. Efren Celeste, led the disinfection and clean-up at City Hall Offices, the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) Church.

The city government urges other offices and private spaces to do the same following the formula set by the City Health Office using a 1-liter chlorine solution mixed in 9 liters of water. You can use a sprayer, rugs and floor mops.

PROTEKTAHI IMONG KAUGALINGON, IMONG PAMILYA UG ANG KOMUNIDAD.

 

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Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) Director Jose Chan said the hospital will open up additional isolation rooms, if necessary, especially on the eventuality when the number of cases on the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) rises up in Cagayan de Oro City.

 

 

 

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MARINA 10 announces the suspension/cancellation of travel (all shipping companies) from Cagayan de Oro to Manila starting March 15, 2020 in relation to President Duterte's proclamation on the evening of March 12, 2020.

The advisory came during today's meeting with MARINA 10, PPA, COVID-19 Task Force and shipping companies.

 

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DOH-10 Regional Director Dr. Adriano Suba-an appealed to the public to support the city and region’s health workers whom he described as ‘brave and compassionate’ frontliners in the government’s campaign to contain COVID-19 and help infected patients make full recovery.

‘We have to protect them (health workers), we have to support them...our office had deployed surveillance teams that are conducting extensive information gathering and contact tracing (on suspected COVID-19 cases)...if there will be people left standing, it is our health workers,’ Suba-an told local media on Friday, March 13, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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"This now calls for patriotism…ang imong attachment sa community. Do you want the community to rise up from this difficult situation or do you want to save yourself? This demands sacrifice from all of us. Ang sakripisyo sa katawhan is to do preventive measures…maglikay lang"- said Mayor Oscar Moreno in a press briefing at Mayor’s office, Friday, March 13, 2020.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE (As of March 13, 2020). “The condition of the patient is getting worse”, cautiously said Northern Mindanao Medical Center chief of hospital Dr. Jose Chan, referring to a confined person who is tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Chan stressed that additional isolation rooms will be available at NMMC, if the number of Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) rises.

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 As of March 13, 2020, a total of 25 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) have been recorded from January 22 to date in Northern Mindanao, 4 of whom are currently admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), 1 was tested positive, 3 were reclassified as severe acute respiratory infection and 18 were tested negative and discharged, according to DOH-10 regional director Dr. Adriano Suba-an.

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“I will leave to the sound discretion of school authorities on whether or not to hold graduation ceremonies”, Mayor Oscar Moreno told mediamen during press conference on Thursday, March 12 at Pearlmont Hotel where authorities officially declared one confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Cagayan de Oro City.

If school authorities push through, Mayor Moreno said the city government is volunteering to deploy response teams composed of personnel from the City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department, Barangay Health Workers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars who will handle preventive measures such as non-contact temperature scanning, hand sanitizing and others.

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Friday, 13 March 2020 08:26

DOH PUTS ON HOLD CLASS SUSPENSION

The Department of Health 10 is not yet recommending the suspension of classes after authorities officially declared one confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) here in Cagayan de Oro City.

DOH-10 regional director Dr. Adrian Suba-an said that suspension of classes is not yet included in their latest advisory.

“The suspension of classes is not yet part of our advisory as of this moment”, Dr. Suba-an told mediamen during press conference on Thursday, March 12 at Pearlmont Hotel.

For his part, Mayor Oscar Moreno said he will only declare the suspension of classes upon the recommendation of the DOH.

“Unless the health authorities tell me that (suspension), then I will not declare. Mag-agad ako sa health authorities ana”, Mayor Moreno clarified.

“We need to have a good balance, and we can’t afford to be reckless”, Mayor Moreno explained, saying that he is closely following guidelines from the Department of Health, Department of Education and Department of Interior and Local Government in relation to COVID-19.

 

CLASS SUSPENSION BY DOH

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