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PUM vs PUI are acronyms at the height of the COVID-19 scare. PUM stands for Person Under Monitoring while PUI stands for Person Under Investigation.

The CoviD 19 Saga: PUM vs PUI, what’s in a Word?

PUM vs PUI are acronyms at the height of the COVID-19 scare. PUM stands for Person Under Monitoring while PUI stands for Person Under Investigation.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The country's Sugar Bowl will go on a lockdown Monday, 30 March 2020, to prevent the spread of the COVID19 inside its borders where more than two million people live.

Negros Occidental two-week shutdown starts Monday

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The country's Sugar Bowl will go on an enhanced community quarantine Monday, 30 March 2020, to...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Both Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have two new cases each, a report from the Department of Health Western Visayas said.

Bacolod now has 11 confirmed COVID cases; NegOcc has 6

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Both Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have two new cases each, a report from the Department...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The lone district solon and the vice mayor who chairs the COVID inter-agency task force are all recommending the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine here amid pending test results and an increase in confirmed cases as the third week of the ECQ started.

Bacolod top officials recommend ECQ extension

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The lone district solon and the vice mayor who chairs the COVID inter-agency task force are...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The second confirmed COVID19 patient in the province might affect the downgrading of the quarantine level in Negros Occidental.

Province’s Patient 2 might affect modified ECQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The second confirmed COVID19 patient in the province might affect the downgrading of the quarantine level...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - There are 252 pending results for swab tests sent by local and provincial health offices here, official records show.

252 swab tests with pending results in Bacolod, Neg Occ; 2nd swab of Patient...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - There are 252 pending results for swab tests sent by local and provincial health offices here,...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod has recorded another confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the city to six.

Bacolod has new confirmed case; total confirmed cases now 6

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod has recorded another confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia here has confirmed that the city, now under a general community quarantine, has its first Patient One that has recovered and is "about to be discharged" from a private medical facility.

Bacolod gets Patient One, person with travel history to London, England, 56; “stable, improving”...

(UPDATE 1) BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia here has confirmed that the city, now under a general community...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Third District Board Member Andrew Montelibano denied claims of a police officer that he refused to undergo a thermal scan at a PNP-CHO checkpoint here as the city went on Day One of its community quarantine.

Quarantine Day One | BM Montelibano: I did not refuse thermal scan

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Third District Board Member Andrew Montelibano denied claims of a police officer that he refused to...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The province has two additional confirmed COVID19 cases, a senior Capitol official has confirmed to DNX.

Capitol confirms Patients 3 and 4 in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The province has two additional confirmed COVID19 cases, a senior Capitol official has confirmed to DNX.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The area where Patient 8 resided -- in the sub-village of Sabes, Villamonte -- was placed on total lockdown yesterday, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.

Patient 8’s sub-village on lockdown; 130 to 150 families affected

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The area where Patient 8 resided -- in the sub-village of Sabes, Villamonte -- was placed...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Health authorities here are conducting aggressive contact tracing in two urban villages, Mandalagan and Estefania, after it was confirmed that the province's Patient 2 made stop overs in these two places mid March after he came home from Pavia town, Iloilo province.

Aggressive contact tracing in two Bacolod villages Patient 2 went to

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Health authorities here are conducting aggressive contact tracing in two urban villages, Mandalagan and Estefania, after...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Seven employees of a bank are scheduled to undergo sample swabs for a RT-PCR test after it was confirmed by authorities here that Patient 14 had contact with them, City Health Officer Maria Carmela Gensoli told DNX.

Contact tracing continues for Patient 14, some bank employees in close contact go on...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Seven employees of a bank are scheduled to undergo sample swabs for a RT-PCR test after it was confirmed by authorities here that Patient 14 had contact with them, City Health Officer Maria Carmela Gensoli told DNX.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The local COVID inter-agency task force here has identified four houses in three villages for possible sealing off after its residents were identified to have been exposed to confirmed COVID patients.

BIATF identifies four ultra-risk areas in three Bacolod City villages, houses to be sealed...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The local COVID inter-agency task force here has identified four houses in three villages for possible...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The City Health Office has debunked the veracity of the text message circulating about a patient confined at The Doctors Hospital.

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Doctors’ Hospital case not true

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The City Health Office has debunked the veracity of the text message circulating about a patient...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran is not just blowing hot air over the disappearance of 57 Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) in violation of current laws and quarantine protocols.

Not just hot air: Bacolod Vice-mayor to file charges vs 57 PUMs, urges manhunt,...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran is not just blowing hot air over the disappearance of 57 Persons...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Charges might be filed against a doctor in Sagay once she is found to have breached protocols by continuing her duty despite having been declared as a Person Under Investigation (PUI).

Doctor in Sagay might face charges for breaking protocol – Mayor Thirdy

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Charges might be filed against a doctor in Sagay once she is found to have breached...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The number of PUMs in Bacolod is now at 1526, with one new PUI.

UPDATE: Bacolod PUMs now at 1526, 1 new PUI admitted

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The number of PUMs in Bacolod is now at 1526, with one new PUI.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson wept in front of an audience of government workers as he delivered his message during the community prayer at the Provincial Capitol yesterday.

Gov weeps as he addresses prov’l employees

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson wept in front of an audience of government workers as he...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The city's Patient 8 was treated like a regular patient in a government-run hospital here and was buried instead of cremated, the spokesperson of the local COVID19 inter-agency task force told DNX.

Patient 8 treated as an ordinary medical case inside hospital

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The city's Patient 8 was treated like a regular patient in a government-run hospital here and...
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