Tue. May 11th, 2021

Cebu City is again turning into a hotbed for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as its active cases reached 2,000 as of Saturday.

The city hitting 2,000 active Covid-19 cases anew came three after it claimed to have successfully contained the spread of the virus.

(PHOTO: AFP)

Visayas chief implementor for the Interagency Task Force (IATF), Melquiades Feliciano, has told the Cebu City Council that the city government failed to control the spike in Covid-19 cases due to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) having staffing problems at the start of the year.

He said that because of the improving Covid-19 situation in the city at the end of 2020, the EOC relieved most of its staff and workers who returned to their original posts in the barangays and isolation centers.

For its part, the EOC attributed the rise in Covid-19 cases in Cebu City to the movement of the people with the reopened economy, and private gatherings during the past holiday season.Also, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has requested the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) to conduct tests to find out if the Covid-19 variant prevalent in Cebu City has mutated. SOVEREIGNPH

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