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 Dumagueteños 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
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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