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This Week in Bacolod (August 23 to 29, 2020)

Bacolod is placed under MGCQ until the end of the month.

By: Shanice Reyes | August 23, 2020
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The Bacolod City Government Center’s Philippine flag flies at half-staff in honor of the healthcare workers and frontliners in the city who have perished while fighting the novel coronavirus disease. As part of the continuous battle against COVID-19, Bacolod City still remains under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). Public markets and transportation hubs in the city had stringent measures while neighboring towns started to implement a ban on non-essential travel.

Quarantine News

Bacolod’s fifth extension of MGCQ implemented

The city government of Bacolod has issued the fifth extension of MGCQ from August 15 to August 31, 2020. Executive Order No. 35 was signed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia after Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque announced that Bacolod City shall be one of the areas that will remain under MGCQ. The liquor ban, Sunday closure of three major public markets in Bacolod, and the 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM curfew remain to be implemented until further notice [1].

Two barangay captains infected with COVID-19

The barangay captains from Barangay Mansilingan and Barangay Banago have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Aside from the two barangay officials, the son of the Mansilingan barangay captain, a female staff member of a councilor, and a janitor from Negros Occidental High School have also contracted the disease. In response to this, the barangay hall in Mansilingan was sealed off for a week for disinfection [2].

Shopping Updates: Strict measures must be implemented in public areas, according to local business leader

Both the city government and establishment owners were urged by local business leader Frank Carbon to implement strict health protocols in order to decrease the number of local transmissions in Bacolod City. Carbon suggested containment measures in all public markets, small wet markets, sidewalk vending, and even in public transportation hubs, which he also identified as high-risk areas. He strongly suggests the closure of pantries and eating areas and dismissal of employees from work by 4:00 PM to avoid congestion at the public utility vehicle terminals [4].

Go to Yoorekka for more COVID-19 updates in Bacolod.

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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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