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City Hall to put up disinfectant-spraying booths in key areas

A positive case was logged involving an Australian tourist who had already left Palawan on March 17.

2 Coron town councilors test negative for COVID-19

Dr. Allan Guintapan chief of the Municipal Health Office (MHO) in Coron, said Wednesday night that their test results returned negative on Tuesday from the Regional Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM).

PUI patient buried in Culion

"May arrangement naman sa famliy regarding po doon (local burial). Aware po dyan ang family. Actually, nagpapasalamat po sila sa FB post ng hospital andun ang message ng family," Dr. Neal Torre, the alternate spokesperson of the Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital (CSGH), told Palawan News late Wednesday night.

PCCI donates medical equipment to fight COVID-19

Also called "aerosol boxes", the do-it-yourself (DIY) devices whose design was shared by Taiwanese doctor Hsien Yung Lai, were received by Jeremias Alili, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer (PDRRMO), from PCCI vice president for external affairs Rey Felix Rafols, and president Jeffrey Armedilla.

Military flight flies out Russian tourists stranded in Palawan lockdown

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) aircraft landed around 6:30 p.m. at the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) to collect the Russians who traveled as tourists to the towns of San Vicente, El Nido, and Puerto Princesa City, according to provincial information officer Winston Arzaga also Tuesday.

3MBde distributes burgers to frontliners against COVID-19

Persons deprived of liberty (PDL) at the Puerto Princesa City Jail (PPCJ) were also given their share to augment their meals during the crisis.

CAAP assures safety of PPIA against COVID-19 spread

Airport terminal supervisor Joselito Arzaga said that even before the COVID-19 positive patient left on March 17 through the PPIA, they have been sanitizing and disinfecting it every two hours.

Coast Guard enforces limited sail policy in Palawan

In a statement sent early Sunday morning, Commodore Allan Corpuz, commander of the CGD Palawan, said as the lead agency in the water security cluster in Palawan, he has ordered the strict enforcement of a "limited sail policy" in the entire province.

Tourist arrivals in Puerto Princesa City down by nearly half

City tourism chief Aileen Cynthia Amurao said Tuesday that in January 2020, the number of domestic and foreign tourist arrivals was only 60,714 compared to the same period in 2019 that had 110,046.

Coast Guard recovers empty giant ‘taklobo’ shells worth P2 million

CGDP commander Capt. Allan Corpuz said Wednesday to Palawan News said they were 57 empty shells of giant "taklobo" with an estimated value of P2 million.

AIDAvita passenger cruise ship arrives in the city amid nCoV scare

Operated by AIDA Cruises based in London, United Kingdom, the passenger cruise ship was welcomed Sunday at around 6 a.m. by representatives of the City Tourism Office (CTO), the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and other related agencies at the city port.

3rd PUI for suspected nCoV is 1-year-old Chinese boy

Baquilod said Tuesday that the child, who has a history of travel in China, was transferred to the isolation room at the ONP during the weekend from the town of El Nido.