21 May Bicol Covid Update: Cases remain at 68

As of Thursday, May 21, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region remain at 68. Patient with local code Bicol#52, a 26-year old Physician from Daraga, Albay yielded his 1st negative result via RT-PCR. Said patient is clinically recovered and for facility quarantine for 14 days and repeat swab thereafter. Current confirmed cases are 18. … Continue reading 21 May Bicol Covid Update: Cases remain at 68

20 May Bicol Covid Update: Positive cases now at 68

Results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila has started arriving and this include a new case from Labo, Camarines Norte according to the Department of Health Center for Health Development - in Bicol (DOH CHD-Bicol) Wednesday, May 20. The new case is the 68th case in the region. The 68th confirmed … Continue reading 20 May Bicol Covid Update: Positive cases now at 68

Liquor ban lifted in Albay: Cheers?

For those who love wine and distilled spirits in Albay, good news! Albay Provincial Governor Al Francis Bichara has lifted the liquor ban in the entire province. The lifting of the liquor ban, however, is subject to the observance of safety protocols and strict observance of minimum health standards such as social distancing, prohibition of … Continue reading Liquor ban lifted in Albay: Cheers?

Why the mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for workers is a waste of time and money

There are proposals circulating that the Covid-19 rapid testing be made as a mandatory requirement for return to work clearance of our workers. But while the proposal has good intentions, it somehow misses the real objective of why we are opting for Covid-19 testing in the first place. There are two kinds of Covid-19 tests … Continue reading Why the mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for workers is a waste of time and money

Chiz continues to receive backlash for balik-probinsiya initiative

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero is now being roasted in the social media after two repatriates from the National Capital Region (NCR) tested positive of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). According to Sorsogon Netizens, because the governor was "masyadong pabibo", he put the entire province at risk. The two Covid-19 positive individuals, both from Bulusan, are now in … Continue reading Chiz continues to receive backlash for balik-probinsiya initiative

19 May Bicol Covid Update: Number of cases remains at 67

The Department of Health Center for Health Development in Bicol (DOH CHD - Bicol) maintains that the number of positive cases in the Region remains at 67 as the 16 results it received from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) are all negative for COVID-19. All these samples are referred from Bicol Medical Center … Continue reading 19 May Bicol Covid Update: Number of cases remains at 67

18 May Bicol Covid Update: No new results released by RITM

As of May 18, 2020, the Department of Health Center for Health Development in Bicol (DOH-CHD) have not received any test results yet from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila for analysis. It should be noted that swab samples are again being brought to the RITM as the Exhaust Duct of the … Continue reading 18 May Bicol Covid Update: No new results released by RITM