Cebu City logs more than 1,000 cases in a week
Cebu City Health Department (CCHD) recorded more than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in just one week, leading up to a total of 6,141 cases during the first week of July. The city remains under ECQ until July 15 and has enforced stricter lockdown measures for high-risk areas. Experts and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) have projected that the cases in the city might double by July 31 due to outbreaks in barangays .
Monthly incentives seen for health workers in private hospitals
Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu City announced that the government is considering giving a monthly incentive of PhP10,000 to 1,800 health workers in private hospitals. The incentive will be given to medical workers in a period of three months as a token of gratitude for their labor. The mayor hopes to get the budget approval of PhP54 million from the city’s council. The private hospitals that will receive the monetary incentive are Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital, Perpetual Succour Hospital, Cebu Velez General Hospital, Cebu Community Hospital, and Adventis Miller Hospital .