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This Week in Bacolod (September 13 to 19, 2020)

With Bacolod City under MECQ, the home quarantine pass system is implemented.

By: Shanice Reyes | September 13, 2020

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Bacolod, COVID-19, MECQ, Quarantine, Quarantine Updates, lockdown, mass testing

The number of COVID-19 cases in the city has reached almost 2,000 after the timeout weekend mass testing in the city. As a result, President Rodrigo Duterte has approved to put Bacolod City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until September 30. With this, the movement of residents is now controlled, and banks are urged to temporarily suspend operations on weekends. Meanwhile, a neighboring town also put villages in lockdowns after seeing a spike of COVID-19 cases in the area.


Quarantine Updates:


Bacolod City under MECQ until September 30

Bacolod City was placed under MECQ last September 7, 2020 until September 30. According to Carlito Galvez Jr., COVID-19 Task Force chief implementer, the city has more cases compared to Iligan City. Bacolod City has also logged an average of 135 new cases per day, according to Health Secretary Francisco Duque.

The results from the timeout weekend mass testing initiative has helped the government pinpoint where the virus is prevalent, said Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Out of the 4,384 Bacolodnons swabbed, 531 tested positive for the disease and are now in a quarantine facility, the mayor added [1].



City government urges residents to follow HQP odd-even scheme

To regulate the movement of Bacolod residents, the home quarantine pass (HQP) system and check-up points were implemented by the city government. Under the odd-even scheme, holders of passes ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are only allowed to leave their households on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meanwhile, holders with HQPs ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, and 0, are allowed to leave their households on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Nobody is allowed to leave their households on Sundays. Anyone caught violating the HQP system will be subject to prosecution under applicable laws.

Checkpoints around the city are also stationed along Barangay Bata, Mansilingan, Araneta, Circumferential Road, and Barangay Granada to regulate the entry and exit of non-residents into the city [2].

Bago City villages in lockdown

Barangay Ma-ao and six puroks in Barangay Don Jorge L. Araneta in Bago City were placed under enhanced community quarantine by Mayor Nicholas Yulo following a rise in cases [3]. Limited movement of residents and stringent measures were imposed by the mayor until 11:59 PM of September 22, 2020. The six puroks in Barangay Don Jorge L Araneta that are on strict quarantine are Astro Montara, Violeta I, Violeta II, Crossing La Carlota, Kawilihan, and Purok Barangay Site.



Bills, Remittances, and Payments: Banks urged to halt weekend operations


The Bankers’ Club of Negros Occidental Inc. has urged banks in Bacolod City and in Negros Occidental to temporarily suspend weekend operations due to the spike of COVID-19 cases. The resolution was passed to limit the exposure of employees and clients to the virus until such time that the pandemic is controlled [4].


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



Sources:
[1] https://bit.ly/3k7J9Zs
[2] https://bit.ly/2ZrgG93
[3] https://bit.ly/3hhzQ7p
[4] https://bit.ly/3ikXGAG

Bacolod, COVID-19, MECQ, Quarantine, Quarantine Updates, lockdown, mass testing

The number of COVID-19 cases in the city has reached almost 2,000 after the timeout weekend mass testing in the city. As a result, President Rodrigo Duterte has approved to put Bacolod City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until September 30. With this, the movement of residents is now controlled, and banks are urged to temporarily suspend operations on weekends. Meanwhile, a neighboring town also put villages in lockdowns after seeing a spike of COVID-19 cases in the area.


Quarantine Updates:


Bacolod City under MECQ until September 30

Bacolod City was placed under MECQ last September 7, 2020 until September 30. According to Carlito Galvez Jr., COVID-19 Task Force chief implementer, the city has more cases compared to Iligan City. Bacolod City has also logged an average of 135 new cases per day, according to Health Secretary Francisco Duque.

The results from the timeout weekend mass testing initiative has helped the government pinpoint where the virus is prevalent, said Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Out of the 4,384 Bacolodnons swabbed, 531 tested positive for the disease and are now in a quarantine facility, the mayor added [1].



City government urges residents to follow HQP odd-even scheme

To regulate the movement of Bacolod residents, the home quarantine pass (HQP) system and check-up points were implemented by the city government. Under the odd-even scheme, holders of passes ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are only allowed to leave their households on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meanwhile, holders with HQPs ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, and 0, are allowed to leave their households on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Nobody is allowed to leave their households on Sundays. Anyone caught violating the HQP system will be subject to prosecution under applicable laws.

Checkpoints around the city are also stationed along Barangay Bata, Mansilingan, Araneta, Circumferential Road, and Barangay Granada to regulate the entry and exit of non-residents into the city [2].

Bago City villages in lockdown

Barangay Ma-ao and six puroks in Barangay Don Jorge L. Araneta in Bago City were placed under enhanced community quarantine by Mayor Nicholas Yulo following a rise in cases [3]. Limited movement of residents and stringent measures were imposed by the mayor until 11:59 PM of September 22, 2020. The six puroks in Barangay Don Jorge L Araneta that are on strict quarantine are Astro Montara, Violeta I, Violeta II, Crossing La Carlota, Kawilihan, and Purok Barangay Site.



Bills, Remittances, and Payments: Banks urged to halt weekend operations


The Bankers’ Club of Negros Occidental Inc. has urged banks in Bacolod City and in Negros Occidental to temporarily suspend weekend operations due to the spike of COVID-19 cases. The resolution was passed to limit the exposure of employees and clients to the virus until such time that the pandemic is controlled [4].


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



Sources:
[1] https://bit.ly/3k7J9Zs
[2] https://bit.ly/2ZrgG93
[3] https://bit.ly/3hhzQ7p
[4] https://bit.ly/3ikXGAG

author

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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