Articles worth reading

Emerald Avenue exclusive to pedestrians on Sundays 

account_balancePasig access_time5 days ago

Nagsimula na kahapon, November 21, 2021 ang Open Street Sundays sa Emerald Avenue kung saan pansamantalang hindi madaraanan ng mga sasakyan ang naturang daan tuwing Linggo, simula 06:00AM hanggang 06:00PM. Sa loob ng 12 oras tuwing Linggo ay ekslusi...

Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra / PCOO

DOJ asks victims to report police abuses

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday assured the government's commitment to the fair implementation of the law in alleged unwarranted deaths and illegal acts by rogue lawmen during anti-illegal drug operations, ac...

SMC brings job and skills program to more provinces

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

San Miguel Corporation (SMC), together with the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA), is expanding its skills development program to cover more provinces and include financial assistance to small businesses in disadvantaged communities wher...

Pateros News

Pateros detects 7 Delta variant cases 

account_balancePateros chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Pateros, the smallest local government unit (LGU) in Metro Manila, has seven Delta variant cases among its rising coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tally, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

This was according to a report presented by Dr. Alethea de Guzman, director of the Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau, during an online briefing Thursday.

Based on her report, Pateros’ Delta variant cases rose to seven as of Aug. 21 from three last Aug. 15 when the DOH presented the report during an online briefing. The Delta variant is a strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The DOH previously presented the NCR tally with the column name “Total Delta Variant Cases” but changed it to “Variant of Concern Presence.”

During the Go Negosyo online briefing last Aug. 23, De Guzman identified the “Variant of Concern Presence” tally as local Delta variant cases.

“We are seeing a continuous detection of Delta in NCR. Right now, NCR, being the largest region, has the most number of Delta cases, local Delta cases,” she said.

In a live online broadcast Thursday, Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III said the municipality’s COVID-19 cases are very high.

He said Pateros’ active COVID-19 cases have climbed to 433 after 109 new cases were recorded on Aug. 25.

“We really need to guard places that have many positive cases, or those with clustering of cases to ensure that COVID-19 will not spread in our municipality,” he said.

The good news, he said, is that among those who tested positive, about 90 percent are asymptomatic because most of Pateros residents have already been vaccinated. This shows, he said, the good effect of vaccination in Pateros.

The mayor said since Aug. 1 when Pateros recorded six to seven deaths due to COVID-19, four to five of them were unvaccinated.

Ponce said he had a meeting with barangay captains and they agreed to submit the list of places that will be subjected to pocket lockdowns.

He said the subjects of the lockdown are those places identified with positive cases and their close contacts. He said no one will be allowed to go out even if they are workers or APORs (authorized persons outside of residence).

The aim of the lockdown, he said, is to contain the movement of people and prevent the transmission of COVID-19 to other areas. He said households under lockdown will be given food packs as support.

date_rangeDate Published
3 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Pateros offers booster shots to non-residents 

account_balancePateros chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III said the municipal government has started giving COVID-19 booster shots to senior citizens (A2 priority group) and persons with comorbidities (A3), and non-residents can avail of the medical service,&n...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature