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Bacolod City government to release the second dose at SMX.

By: Shanice Reyes | May 30, 2021
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As the month ends, Negros Occidental considers shortening curfew hours after more than a month of extending it from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Meanwhile, sea vessel trips from Bacolod City and Iloilo City vice versa will resume on June 1st. For health news, a hospital in Bacolod City will limit COVID-19 admissions. Lastly, the second doses of COVID-19 vaccines are ready at the SMX Convention Center.

Quarantine News: Negros Occidental eyes to shorten curfew hours

If COVID-19 cases in the province continue to decrease, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson might consider shortening the curfew hours. According to the governor, small business players are complaining about the 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM curfew. Meanwhile, the governor left the decision to local government units to reopen resorts in Negros Occidental [1].

Travel News: Temporary suspension of vessel trips until May 31 between Bacolod and Iloilo

There is a sea vessel travel moratorium between Negros Island and Iloilo City until May 31, 2021. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued the moratorium after escalating the quarantine status of the City of Love to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). The travel moratorium is an inbound and outbound fast craft, roll-on, and roll-off (roro) vessel trips between the two islands [2].

Health News: COVID-19 admissions in CLMMRH to be limited

Potential COVID-19 patients should consider entries in other Negros Occidental hospitals as the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) will limit COVID-19 admissions, according to CLMMRH Chief Dr. Julius Drilon [3]. This move is due to the increasing positivity rate in the city, which might trigger a significant impact on the hospital’s bed capacity. As of writing, the beds for coronavirus patients are already 93 percent utilized, while six of seven intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients are also occupied.

Bacolod City government to release the second dose at SMX.

Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) stated that Bacolodnon who got their first dose against COVID-19 might have their second dose at the SMX Convention Center in SM City Bacolod [4]. Those administered at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) should bring their vaccination cards when lining up for their second jab at the convention center. The admission of the second jabs at SMX Convention Center started last Monday, May 28, and will continue every weekday.

Visit Yoorekka for more guidelines in Bacolod and Iloilo, and COVID-19 updates.

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are making 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. Hence, 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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