Negros Occidental and Bacolod suspends Hatid Tulong Program
Memorandum Circular No. 3 series of 2020 orders the temporary suspension of the entry of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) from Metro Manila to Bacolod City and Negros Occidental. The suspension was made to grant health workers and other frontliners rest after working non-stop for months and to slow down the spread of the virus in the city, according to Mayor Leonardia. The memorandum will be effective until August 21, 2020 . Recently, the city has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the local government units (LGUs) and shortage of resources to quarantine LSIs and ROFs.
Sipalay bans tourism-related and non-essential travel
Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-033 was signed by Sipalay City Mayor Maria Gina Lizares imposing a ban on non-essential and tourism-related travel in the city. The order was created in response to the increasing number of local transmissions in the province. Under the moratorium, only the following conditions of travel are allowed in Sipalay City:
• Medical-related and business transactions
• Government-related transactions
• Shipment of goods and items
• Non-residents from low-risk areas who are employed in Sipalay
• Residents who are employed in low-risk areas
The order will be in effect until 11:59 PM on August 31, 2020 .