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Bacolod retains it MGCQ status for April.

By: Shanice Reyes | April 04, 2021
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Fake news circulating in Bacolod state that the city will be placed under stricter community quarantine, but Mayor Evelio Leonardia clarified that the quarantine status remains the same. For health news, about 5,000 medical frontliners received COVID-19 vaccine doses against the virus; however, two vaccinated nurses in the city acquired the virus. For travel news, inbound tourists to Negros Occidental and Bacolod City who will be caught violating travel requirements will face consequences.

Quarantine Update: Bacolod under MGCQ for the entire April

For April, the City of Smiles is still under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), according to Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia. The mayor warned the public not to spread wrong information, particularly that the city is imposing an enhanced community quarantine. He also discouraged social gatherings to halt the spread of the coronavirus and appealed to residents to have themselves vaccinated against the virus [1].

Travel Updates: Inbound travelers using fake COVID-19 test results will face raps

After discovering that some travelers have falsified their test results, Negros Occidental authorities warned inbound travelers not to use fake COVID-19 test results lest they face charges. In a report gathered by Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, some visitors entering Negros Occidental and Bacolod City presented fake swab results from Manila’s pier that costs PhP900. Once caught by authorities, violators will be charged for falsification of public documents, Diaz added [2].

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Health News

Over 5,000 Bacolod City health workers vaccinated

In the data collected by Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center (EOC), a total of 5,020 health workers in the city were inoculated against COVID-19 from March 5 to 25. Doses developed by Sinovac and AstraZeneca were the two types of vaccines used for the frontliners. According to the records, 3,094 medical workers received Sinovac vaccine doses while 1,926 medical workers received AstraZeneca shots. Of the medical workers who were vaccinated with the Sinovac dose, only minor adverse effects were noted [3].

Two Sinovac vaccinated nurses in CLMMRH tested positive for the virus

Two medical workers of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) had positive swab test results for COVID-19 even after being vaccinated with Sinovac doses. According to Dr. Chris Sorongon, City Emergency Operation Centers deputy for medical data and analysis, the two nurses must have obtained the virus outside of the hospital since CLMMRH’s infection control is good. Both nurses did not show symptoms of the virus and tested positive during the hospital’s medical surveillance swab testing every two weeks [4].

Need to know the travel requirements in Bacolod or swab test prices in Bacolod? Go to Yoorekka for more COVID-19 updates and health news about the city.

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are doing our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable and the situation develops rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.

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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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