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OPENING. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino  at the opening  of the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” market at the Negros Food Terminal Market in Barangay 12, Bacolod City, yesterday.* Richard Malihan photo


3 Bacolod barangays
identify ultra risk areas
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Officials of three barangays in Bacolod City have identified “ultra-risk” areas in their  localities to protect their constituents from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

    Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said yesterday these barangays are Taculing, Villamonte and Singcang-Airport.

    Already sealed off is a house in Rosario Heights in Barangay Taculing and one at JR Torres Subdivision in Barangay Singcang  Airport ,  Familiaran said.

      To be sealed off today is a house in Doña Juliana Heights  in Barangay Taculing  and one in Banawe Street, Barangay Villamonte, he added. moremoremore


'Negros COVID cases could hit 3,358'
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Corona virus disease (COVID-19)-positive cases in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental could hit 3,358 based on scientific statistical projections if continuous testing is conducted, Dr. Julius Drilon, said yesterday.

Drilon, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital chief, said of the total estimate, 168 COVID positive cases will need critical care.

The critical cases worldwide are 5 percent of the total COVID-19 positive cases, he said.

He said they reached their figures based on the total population of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City that is 3,059,136, and the 1,098 cases per one million Chinese in Hubei. moremoremore

 

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Order fresh produce online
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits in the comfort of your own home.

        The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas and the provincial government of Negros Occidental have partnered with Eco-Agri Foundation and different delivery companies for this marketing initiative, that would allow residents to buy and eat fresh produce without leaving their homes, amid the enhanced community quarantine.

        The “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” market opened yesterday at the Negros Food Terminal Market in Barangay 12, Bacolod City.

        Residents can order the commodities through the Grab app, and other delivery platforms, such as the Maid in Bacolod, Tapao.ph Delivery, Juan Ride, and Tinderoo.