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This Week in Bacolod (January 17 to 23, 2021)

Read on to see this week’s COVID-19 updates in Bacolod City and beyond.

By: Shanice Reyes | January 17, 2021
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The purchasing of vaccines against the novel coronavirus is the priority of Negros Occidental. Moreover, the province is not yet keen to reopen its borders as it still prioritizes the safety of its residents against the spreading virus. In addition to these COVID-19 updates, the annual festival in Kabankalan City is postponed. Read on for the full quarantine and health news in Bacolod and beyond.

Quarantine Updates: Negros Occidental not ready to reopen borders

Even though Dumaguete and Negros Oriental reopened their bus routes to Cebu City and vice versa, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson stated that he is not yet ready to reopen the province’s borders. The governor added that the reopening of borders with Negros Oriental has not yet been discussed with Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. He also has to consult the Incident Management Team of the province before reopening the province’s borders [1].

Travel News: Kabankalan postpones Sinulog 2021 fest

The Government of Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental has canceled its annual Sinulog Festival due to the ongoing pandemic. In a meeting with the Sinulog Foundation, Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco called off the competition among the different tribal villages at the city’s public plaza. The mayor and the Diocese of Kabankalan reminded the public to follow the health protocols as the Novenario Masses for the feast day of Señor Sto. Niño will still push through at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral [2].

Health News: Six Negros Occidental cities allocate budget for COVID-19 vaccines

Six Negros Occidental towns budget PhP121 million for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines: Sagay, Himamaylan, Cadiz, Talisay, Kabankalan, and Bago City. Sagay set aside a budget of PhP40 million, Himamaylan City allocated PhP1 million, and Cadiz City earmarked PhP80 million.

Meanwhile, the other cities are still waiting for a meeting with the country’s vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez for the purchase of vaccines. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said frontliners will be the first to get vaccinated [3].

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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