2 months Eastern Visayas records 37 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 973 Inquirer
TACLOBAN CITY -- Eastern Visayas has recorded 37 fresh cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the region to 973. The new cases involved three returning overseas workers and 34 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) --- all from Leyte. Leyte currently has 560 COVID-19 cases with one death. Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone, meanwhile, has requested the Regional Task Force COVID-19 to require all LSIs and returning overseas workers to secure a certificate of acceptance from their respective hometowns before they decide to return home. Evardone said this will help the receiving ... more