MERGE The Provincial Health Office held an orientation on nCoV for frontline health personnel who were shown how to use protective gear at the Capitol in Bacolod City, yesterday.*

Bago cancels charter rites
as nCoV battle stepped up

Bago City cancelled its 54th Charter Anniversary celebrations that were scheduled to kick off today in compliance with a Department of Health advisory recommending the cancellation of big events or mass gatherings as a precaution against the spread of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV).

The Bago City government announced yesterday that the cancellation of its 54th Charter Anniversary activities from February 11 to 19 will be until further notice.

Negros Occidental provincial government officials are holding a press conference this afternoon to launch the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival in April. Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that, for now, they are still set to hold the festival. moremoremore

More Negros Island
PUIs test negative

A ninth person under investigation (PUI) for novel Coronavirus (nCoV) was admitted at a Bacolod hospital yesterday, Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said.

He also said that of the eight other PUIs in Bacolod, three who tested negative for the deadly virus had been discharged, three others found negative are to be discharged, and two are awaiting results.

Of the six patients currently admitted, four are from Bacolod. The patients have travel histories to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Zhuhai (China). moremoremore


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DA-6 intensifies efforts vs. ASF

Regional director, Remelyn Recoter, of the Department of Agriculture in Region 6, along with local government units, will implement additional measures to curb the spread of the African swine fever virus in the Visayas.

In a recent meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee for Animal Disease Control and Emergency, Recoter called on the LGUs to protect the multi-billion-peso hog industry of Western Visayas.

“We don’t want to compromise our P10 billion hog industry,” she said.