Curfew hours in Bacolod return to 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM
A new city ordinance returning the curfew schedule in Bacolod City from 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM was issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia. The mayor also signed Executive Order (EO) No. 84 extending the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in Bacolod until the end of January 2021. During the MGCQ period, the selling of alcoholic beverages will be allowed from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM only, and consumption of liquor can only be done within private properties. Also, individuals under 15 years old and above 65 years old, persons with health risks, and pregnant women are still strictly required to stay inside their homes .
Over 5 Negros Occidental towns register zero active COVID-19 cases
As of the January 5 update of the Provincial Incident Management Team, the towns of EB Magalona, Ilog, Isabela, La Carlota, San Enrique, Don Salvador Benedicto, Pulupandan, and Candoni are COVID-19-free . Meanwhile, San Carlos City has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases and has the highest number of active cases in Negros Occidental at 25 infections. On the other hand, Himamaylan and Hinoba-an have the lowest number of cases, with each town having only one active infection.