Articles worth reading

‘Build, Build, Build’ prepares for future

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

With the Duterte administration entering its final year, the “Build, Build, Build” program continues to deliver its promise of creating infrastructure that improves the lives of Filipinos in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and other cha...

BSP's 28-day bill rate rises

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The rate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) 28-day securities increased Friday amid the strong demand for the paper, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The weighted average rate of the debt paper rose to 1.8109 percent fro...

Manila News

Manila City COVID-19 stats / Photo courtesy of Manila Public Information Office

Manila has 101 asymptomatic virus cases 

account_balanceManila News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

About 101 or 12.6 percent of the total number of asymptomatic coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in the country are resident of Manila, according to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

Citing data from the Department of Health (DOH), Domagoso said the Philippine capital accounts for 101 out of 797 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the country.

Domagoso said that with this, along with the relaxing of measures during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), they are expecting a surge in confirmed COVID-19 patients.


“We should be more careful in the following days because it is possible that the number of COVID-19 patients will increase,” he warned during his city address.

“In national statistics regarding COVID-19, 12 percent of the asymptomatic patients are in Manila, so we should be more cautious. They look strong, normal, but they are actually carriers,” he added.

Data from the DOH also showed that majority of COVID-19 patients in Manila – 509 or 57.8 percent – suffered from mild symptoms of the disease.

Meanwhile, 194 or 22.1 percent have recovered; 69 or 7.8 percent have died; 3 or 0.3 percent are in severe condition; and 2 or 0.2 percent are in critical condition.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the country’s capital has a total of 932 confirmed COVID-19 patients with 146 recoveries and 86 deaths.

‘Welcome development’

Despite this, Domagoso said the implementation of the MECQ is “a welcome development” since more industries, businesses, and services will be allowed to operate.

“This (implementation of MECQ) means that some of the businesses in our city will slowly reopen, which is a good development for our city,” he said.

“We cannot separate ‘lives’ from ‘livelihoods’, it has to come together,” he added. “I don’t like hibernation, stagnation. We must move on, we must confront it and face these challenges.”

Earlier, he confirmed that he voted in favor of implementing the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Manila during the Metro Manila Council meeting last Saturday, because he believes extending the ECQ would cost thousands of workers their jobs.

On Tuesday, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque announced that all highly urbanized cities of Metro Manila, the municipality of Pateros, Laguna, and Cebu City – that are considered high-risk areas – will be under MECQ from May 16 to May 31.

Post-ECQ plans

Domagoso said they will continue their mass-testing and contact-tracing efforts during the MECQ.

The city government’s data showed that a total of 4,694 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and 15,585 rapid tests had been performed for the city’s probable and suspect COVID-19 patients as of Tuesday.

He also said that they are building at least 10 quarantine facilities that have a capacity of up to 440 beds for COVID-19 patients at various locations in the city to augment the Delpan Quarantine Facility.

The Manila mayor also said he hopes to aid more workers whose livelihoods were affected by the two month-long implementation of the ECQ by partnering with private corporations.

The city government and food delivery app foodpanda signed a memorandum of agreement on Monday wherein 500 displaced tricycle drivers will be recruited and trained as foodpanda partner riders.

Cleaning and disinfecting operations in the city will also continue in a bid to curb the spread of the disease, Domagoso said.

date_rangeDate Published
1 year ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo Courtesy of Manila PIO

P58 million worth of shabu confiscated

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

About 8.533 kilograms of shabu worth P58,024,000 was seized in a joint buy-bust operation in Imus, Cavite on June 19, 2021. The operation was launched by the Manila Police District (MPD) Drug Enforcement Unit, in coordination with the Philippine Dru...

Twelve Outstanding Manilans were honored on the eve of the 450th anniversary celebration of the Araw ng Maynila on Wednesday evening (June 23, 2021) at the Metropolitan Theater. Manila Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso said that the awardees showed exemplary performance in their chosen field. (Screengrab)

Manila marks 450th anniversary 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode13 hours ago

Outstanding Manilenyos were honored on the eve of the 450th Araw ng Maynila held at the Metropolitan Theater on Wednesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the awarding ce...

Makati, Rockwell Land open vaccination center 

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the city government has rolled out its vaccination partnership with the private sector with the opening of a vaccination center for some 15,000 residents, employees, and service providers of Rockwell Land. The mayor than...

Muntinlupa asks indigent residents to register for vaccination 

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

As the local government of Muntinlupa started the rollout of vaccination for the A5 priority group or indigent residents, qualified individuals are urged to register online or through their community leaders. Indigent residents may register online t...

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