Negros Occ. has 133 persons under virus monitoring

first_img“We have to be responsible Negrenses,”Lacson said. “If not, we or our relatives will get sick. That is what we aretrying to avoid.” The Department of Education in NegrosOccidental also agreed to end the school year by March 20, and they will alsoabide by the decision of local chief executives. Lacson said, “As I speak right now weare still negative for COVID-19. Unfortunately our neighboring province (NegrosOriental) has already reported one.” The provincial government is alsotrying to identify which place would be best made as a holding or quarantinearea. BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental hasso far recorded 133 “persons under monitoring” (PUMs) for coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19), with 69 already having completed their quarantine as of March12. Lacson revealed he would release anexecutive order declaring all individuals originating from Metro Manila asPUMs. There would also be a suspension ofall major public events but the discretion is with the local chief executives,and protocols will be disseminated by the Provincial Health Office. The provincial government has steppedup its preparations and introduced protocols against COVID-19. These persons would then be asked toundergo a 14-day quarantine. Earlier, Bacolod City’s Mayor EvelioLeonardia issued four executive orders declaring an early end to the schoolyear in the city, as well as protocols on social distancing. This was announced yesterday by Gov.Eugenio Jose Lacson during the inter-agency task force meeting at theprovincial capitol. The mayor also suspended commencementexercises at all levels until further notice. Bacolod city has three persons underinvestigation and 19 PUMs./PNlast_img

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