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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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Degamo extending NegOr ECQ
BY RENE GENOVE

 

Governor Roel Degamo said he will extend the enhanced community quarantine in Negros Oriental, as recommended by the Provincial Inter Agency Task Force on COVID-19, through a resolution approved in its meeting yesterday in Dumaguete City.

    The last day of the ECQ is on April 17, and the extension dates will be announced by the governor this week.

    Meanwhile, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo lauded Dumagueteńos for complying with the strict stay-at-home orders to combat the dreaded virus, as well as avoiding mass gatherings, loitering, and using face masks and helmets when going out of their homes.

    He urged residents to remain obedient for their own good.

    There is also no case of local transmission of COVID-19 in the city.

    The Philippine Nurses Association Negros Oriental chapter, meanwhile, donated washable face masks to members of the media yesterday to protect them against the COVID-19 infection.

APOLOGY

Meanwhile, a Dumaguete resident recently issued a formal public apology for spreading false information that a local department store and its employees were infected with COVID-19.

    Imarlita Ampalayo said she received such message on March 24, and shared it to some of her contacts, and one of them took a screenshot that included her name and photo, that unexpectedly became viral.

    “We should all learn how to differentiate what is true and what is not. Sadly, at that moment, I could not. Once again, I apologize and hope that those who are reading this learn from my mistake,” she said.*

 

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