Renowned tourist destination Baguio City has not recorded a new case of the infectious disease for 11 straight days- a development its local government attributed to early prevention measures.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shared to CNN Philippines how three initiatives- transparency, mass testing, and effective contact tracing- helped the "City of Pines" in its campaign to control the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 patients are named
COVID-positive patients in Baguio City do not go by mere numbers for their identities. Instead, they disclose their names to the public- a move Magalong said is advantageous for the contact tracing procedure.
"Transparency is actually key to earlier detection, key to contact tracing, key to prevention," Magalong said in an interview with The Source on Wednesday, adding that he has "personally talked" to patients regarding the disclosure of their identities.
He said some were initially hesitant to do so, but eventually gave in.
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COVID-19 Regional update as of 12nn of June 10, 2020
No new case reported in the Region.
NOTE: 1 case is reflected in CAR (Baguio) but the patient is admitted in NCR since our reporting is based on the place of residence.
[UPDATE] COVID CASE UPDATE TODAY JUNE 10, 2020
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BAGUIO CITY--Maibasar iti datus manipud kadagiti local government units ken DOH-Cordillera, nailista ti maysa a kaso ti covid sadiay La Trinidad, Benguet nu sadinu daytoyten ti maika-15 a confirmed case ti probinsya.
Ti nasao a covid-patient ket agtawen ti 28, truck helper, ken residente ti Little Kibungan La Trinidad, Benguet.
Daytoy ket maatap a close contact ti 22-anyos a truck helper manipud Botiwtiw, La Trinidad a nagpositibo iti covid-19 kalpasan a nagturong sadiay Cubao Quezon City idi May 31, 2020.
Malaksid iti daytoy, nailista met ti maysa a kaso ti covid-19 sadiay KALINGA nu sadinu nakasangpet ita ti swabtest result daytoy kalpasan a nagtaud sadiay Caloocan, Metro Manila.
Dagus met a naiturong daytoy iti isolation area ti Tabuk City bayat a maipatpatungpal metten ti contact tracing nu sadinu daytoy ti maysa a pasahero ti victory liner bus no.1 nga adaan iti 25 a pasaeors.
Kabayatanna, nailista metlaeng ti kabarbaru a kaso iti covid-19 sadiay Lagawe Ifugao ita nga aldaw.
Daytoy ket maysa a lalaki, 30-anyos ken OFW a nagtaud sadiay Dubai.
Sigun iti LGU-Lagawe, simmangpet daytoy iti nasao a munisipyo idi June 7 ken dagus a nagturong daytoy iti Municipal Community Quarantine sadiay.
Nagpaisong met daytoy iti Rapid test a nagresulta iti reactive kasta metten a naipasidong daytoy iti swab test nu sadinu naamuan a nagpositibo daytoy iti covid-19 ita nga aldaw.
Iti agdama ket ada daytoyen iti natalged a kasasaad bayat a manarimaan metten ti contact tracing kadagiti indibidual a nakapulapol daytoy.
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The viral photos of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Gamboa showing him with a group of people without face masks and not following the protocols on physically distancing were actually taken before the imposition of pandemic restrictions.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) threatened to file complaints against individuals who are spreading photos of the PNP chief.
On Tuesday, August 18, the Philippine Star posted the photos, saying that the images were of Gamboa's controversial Baguio City dinner allegedly held on Saturday, August 15. The publication said the information came from a reliable source.
However, the photos were taken on February 18 at a dinner party in Forbes Park, Makati City, weeks before the coronavirus lockdown and health protocols were enforced.
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Magalong: Hindi tayo susuko... The goal is clear, to build Baguio back in far better ways
"Hindi tayo susuko... The goal is clear, to build Baguio back in far better ways."
"Hihilom tayo. Babangon tayo ng tuluyan. Babalik ang Baguio sa higit pang ganda, sa higit pang gayuma at sa isang progresong walang naiwan."
"Ating tandaan, nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa atin pa rin ang gawa. Salamat ng marami sa inyong pagsuporta at pagtitiwala."
- Mayor Magalong via RAB for Magalong FB Page
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Red is from the Cordillera Administrative Region.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the St. Louis University in Baguio city. He also has an International Interprofessional Wound Care Course at the University of Toronto in Canada.
He has been an Overseas Filipino Worker for five years. He is also the founding president of the Philippine Nurses Association in the UAE (PNA-UAE).
Despite the danger to the chosen profession, Red remains hopeful.
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For the first time in nearly two months, no coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case was recorded in the city on Saturday, September 5.
The last time this city did not record a single case of COVID-19 was last July 23.
Magalong however reminded the public not to be complacent, and, instead, be receptive to adopting the established health and safety protocols as a new way of life.
"Please observe all these protocols even if no one is looking, even if there are no police authorities present to remind you. This is our new normal and we have to embrace it so we can learn to live with the virus and move on with our lives," he said.
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