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Davao’s BPO firms urged to put up contact-tracing teams

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – The business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Davao City have been encouraged to put up their own contact-tracing teams and initiate voluntary “granular” lockdowns to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their workplace. Xavier Eric B. Manalastas, president of the BPO Association of Davao, told Davao […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsAug 6th, 2021

Firms urged to use digital contact tracing system

With the increasing operational capacity of businesses this holiday season amid the continuing threat of COVID-19, firms nationwide are highly encouraged to adapt a digital contact tracing system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

‘Mobilize volunteers for contact-tracing’

Local governments units have been urged to organize barangay-based contact-tracing teams that will account for suspected coronavirus carriers, especially now that overseas Filipino workers and those stranded during the lockdown have returned to their hometowns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

Davao QR code scanning now mandatory, penalties set

The City Council of Davao passed an ordinance this week requiring all establishments in Davao City to implement the Safe Davao QR Code for the purpose of contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

DOH to send 4 teams of contact tracers to Bontoc

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 23(PIA)-The Department of Health is sending at least four teams of contact tracers to Bontoc, Mountain Province to help in the conduct of enhanced contact tracing following the de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Mayor Sara says security concerns re SafeDavao QR addressed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 November) —  The SafeDavao QR code system is now safe as security concerns related to this COVID-19 electronic contact tracing mechanism have been addressed, Mayor Sara Duterte said Wednesday, a week after the site crashed. In her reply to queries sent by MindaNews, Mayor Duterte said ICT Davao, the umbrella […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Reestablishment of ‘Safe Davao QR’ must come first before regionwide QR system unification

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Nov) – The Safe Davao QR (DQR), the city’s contactless contact-tracing system, may be unified with the QR systems of other local government units (LGUs) in the region, but it will be possible only once the city government reestablishes its own system, which bogged down last October 4 due to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

DOH-11 wants a unified QR code system for contact-tracing in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 November) – The provinces and cities in Region 11 should unify their QR code systems to improve the the area’s contact-tracing efforts for individuals possibly infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dr. Cleo Fe Tabada, head of the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of Department of Health (DOH)-Davao, said. In […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Davao mandates use of QR code

The use of quick response or QR code will be mandatory in this city to facilitate contact tracing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Safe Davao QR for quick contact tracing launched; mandatory for residents and visitors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 November) — The City Government of Davao rolled out on Saturday the “Safe Davao QR” system (DQR), and its use among residents and non-residents  visiting the city will be mandatory effective November 7, to hasten contact-tracing and control the non-essential movement of the people within the city to help stop […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Davao scammers stealing contact details through contract-tracing forms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Oct) – Mayor Sara Duterte warned Dabawenyos against scammers who are preying on residents here whose personal contact details are being “stolen” through the contact-tracing forms that they filled out upon entry to establishments. Duterte said in her Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) program on Monday that local authorities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Valenzuela hires 226 contact tracers

This is expected to be of big help to the local Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams in their contact tracing efforts in the barangay level. The post Valenzuela hires 226 contact tracers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

‘Suspend data privacy law, let jeeps run again’

Business groups have urged the government to suspend the Data Privacy Act to better trace coronavirus-positive individuals and encourage them to disclose their status, and increase public transport capacity by allowing jeepneys to resume operations. In an interview on Thursday, Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. believed spending billions on contact-tracing efforts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

DILG eyes 600 contact tracers to augment contact tracing teams in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is looking to add 600 new contact tracers to the contact tracing teams here. DILG Cebu City Officer-in-charge Kenneth Lucero said the addition aims to boost the city’s contact tracing efforts in the hopes of stopping the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 […] The post DILG eyes 600 contact tracers to augment contact tracing teams in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Fill out contact tracing forms properly or else … — EOC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) urged the public to fill out health forms properly when entering an establishment that would require them to do so. This after the EOC had a difficult time tracing the clients of an establishment after the forms were filled with false information with names […] The post Fill out contact tracing forms properly or else … — EOC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

OPAV, PRO 7 send contact tracing trainers to Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7, with the guidance of Office Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, sent two teams to Western.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

1.4K contract tracing teams formed, 11 labs in Central Luzon- RTF 3

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Sept.9 (PIA) -- Central Luzon has so far formed 1,400 contact tracing teams and has 11 functional diagnostic laboratories as part of its Detect strategy to contain CO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

QR Code sought for contact tracing in Davao City

The Davao City Government is eyeing the use of Quick Response (QR) Code to improve contact tracing and health-related information in the Covid-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

DavNor remains open with QR code-based contact tracing system

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Aug. 26 (PIA) - The gates of Davao del Norte remains open for entry of people outside the province as long as they possess a QR code.Davao del Norte COVID-19 Operation Cente.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

DOH clarifies statement on not having contact tracing teams

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health said Thursday, August 13, 2020,  that its statement on not having contact tracing teams has been “blown out of proportion,” explaining that it is now local government units that are locating close contacts of coronavirus disease patients in communities and not the DOH. “It has to be understood […] The post DOH clarifies statement on not having contact tracing teams appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 to observe strict protocol in bubble

Strict health protocols will be practiced and observed once the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 gets the green light to practice, and eventually, hold its actual tournament. This was assured by league commissioner Eric Altamirano on Tuesday during his appearance in the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. Altamirano, who was joined by player Alvin Pasaol, said the league is taking all the necessary steps and precautions to assure the safety and welfare of players, officials, and staff from contracting the COVID-19. “We’re ensuring that we will cover everything from testing to contact tracing,” said Altamirano. All involved personnel will be required to undergo swab testing (PCR-testing) especially those who are going to enter the 3x3 bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna once competition in the newly-turned pro league gets going hopefully, by September. Practices among 12 participating teams are supposed to start within the month, but had to be pushed a little back when the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjacent provinces including Laguna, reverted back to a Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) status. “Right after ma-lift ‘yang MECQ, we will resume our testing and training,” Altamirano said. The league official added he has been in close consultation with Dr. Tony Leachon, the former special adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, and other health experts about the protocols the league will have to observe before and during the tournament. The league is on the lookout for a centralized training facility where all teams would be able to workout under strict monitoring. “Pag isang venue lang ang pagpa-practisan, now we can have contact tracing, we can ensure the safety of the facility in terms of cleaning and disinfecting. May scheduled protocol when it comes to that. For every practice, may cleaning gap bago (mag-practice) yung next group,” he explained in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart with Upstream Media as webcast partner. In the league’s bubble, meanwhile, protocol is even stricter. A single person who just showed even a single symptom of the virus will be immediately isolated. A maximum of around 150 persons to be inside the Inspire Sports Academy in the entire duration of the meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020