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: mindanews mindanewsNov 8th, 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

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

Region 12 LGUs to adopt unified COVID contact-tracing system

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 September) – Local government units (LGU) in Region 12 (Soccksargen) will fully adopt later this month a unified coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS) using an application developed by South Cotabato province. Jennifer Bretaña, head of the South Cotabato Provincial Planning and Development Office, said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 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

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

Data privacy issues

The time is now to have a unified QR code nationwide not only to make it easier for contact tracing, but also for the protection and privacy of everybody. The post Data privacy issues appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

CEB backs use of contact tracing app in airports

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is backing the government’s contact tracing efforts through the mandatory use of a unified national QR code-based app called Traze, saying that the initiative would help boost passenger confidence in air travel......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 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

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

Better contact tracing system for Metro Manila sought

A lawmaker yesterday called for a more aggressive contact tracing strategy in the National Capital Region, which continues to register thousands of coronavirus disease 2019 cases daily......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Maasin City to install QR code for contact tracing

MAASIN CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) -- The city government will soon employ a high-tech system in trying to locate people that have made contacts with those infected with the coronavirus as a way to stop lo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

DAPECOL employee tests positive of Covid-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) – Health authorities in Davao Region are now tracing who had come in close contact with an employee from Davao Penal Colony (DAPECOL) of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCOR) who recently tested positive of Covid-19. The employee, whose positive test result came out on July 29, had a travel […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Solons to gov’t: Heed the plea of medical workers

Lawmakers expressed all-out support on Sunday (August 2) to the appeal made by Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Medical Associationto shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), even as they sought a change in leadership in the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies handling the country’s response against COVID-19. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, Bayan Muna partylist Rep.  Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Quezon City  2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on the government to heed the plea of the medical experts and frontliners for more stringent health protocols in critical areas. “While both the health and economic crisis wrought by  the still ravaging COVID-19 pandemic must be both effectively addressed, the relief and recovery of the people’s health must be prioritized. Lives lost are forfeited forever but businesses lost can be redeemed,” Lagman said in a statement.“We must learn from the bitter lesson experienced by other countries like Japan which prematurely reopened economic, leisure and domestic travel activities only to be besieged later by a resurgence of the viral contagion,” he stressed.  Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “If our leading doctors are prescribing it, then as good patients, we are all for Mega Manila’s brief return to an ECQ.” “Our sense is, our public health system is on the verge of collapse, and the momentary return to an ECQ will buy everybody more time to gird for a longer battle against the coronavirus disease,” he said. He said once the government gives in to the appeal, the COVID-19 National Task Force should take that opportunity to fix the lack of hospital staff due to doctors, nurses and other personnel getting infected and still recovering, or undergoing routine seclusion after possible exposure; expand the bed capacities of makeshift hospitals and quarantine facilities; and improve case-finding and the isolation of suspected cases. Defensor said the government should also step up contact-tracing and quarantining; upgrade public transportation options and safety; strengthen workplace protection; build up enforcement of and public compliance with self-protective measures such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing as well as social and physical distancing; and increase financial and livelihood support to distressed households. Zarate said they are one with our frontliners in demanding a reprieve from the overwhelming cases of COVID-19, particularly in the National Capital Region. “Reverting back to ECQ or whatever level of lockdown is useless or will be for naught if the primary recommendation of frontliners like free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, isolation and treatment will not be seriously implemented by the government,” he said in a statement. For her part, Castelo said, “Let us listen to them. They are the ones on the frontline. Indeed, after five months of fighting this pandemic, they are exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally.” She laments that several doctors and nurses have died and many others have fallen sick while battling COVID-19. “Our medical workers are asking for a short time to recuperate. Let us give it to them,” she said. In a radio interview, Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the government should strike a balance between the economy and health of the Filipinos, but it should be tilted somehow, in favor of health amid the appeal made by physicians to shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day ECQ. He asked the DOH to come up with “a system, a policy, or even perhaps a strategy” to reinforce the country’s health system by augmenting the medical force.  In a separate statement, Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said the Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 should be headed by medical experts instead of generals who have done nothing but to impose military solutions to combat a public health crisis.  “Our frontliners are already pleading to the Duterte administration to implement a comprehensive medical plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The government needs to listen and take concrete actions with the demands of our healthcare workers,” she said.   “It is high time that medical experts lead in the fight against COVID-19 instead of military generals. Medical experts who will not twist data and try to sanitize the numbers. We need medical experts who use science and not allow an entire population to be used as guinea pigs in a failed response and inadequate policies for public health safety.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

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:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant

To identify close contacts up to third or fourth degree, community health advocates said that contact tracing has to rely on an already robust public health system which the Philippines does not have in the first place. The post #UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

LGUs advised to use StaySafe app for contact tracing

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has advised local government units that do not have their own contact tracing system to use the StaySafe.PH application......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Make S-PaSS glitch-free

As in the contact tracing app StaySafe.PH, the idea behind the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS travel management system is laudable......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

IATF OKs automatic contact tracing through app; beta testing starts in May

The initial beta testing of the system, together with the proposed messaging of the smart messaging system, will be held in Pasig City on May 1......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

CdO council defers contact tracing app enforcement

The Cagayan de Oro (CdO) City council has unanimously approved to defer the full implementation of the controversial Higala App — a contact trace system which was set to be implemented in the city. The city council approved the amendment to continue the dry run until 4 May to allow everyone to enroll with the […] The post CdO council defers contact tracing app enforcement appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021