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 .
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 .
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 . 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.