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1 of 4 NegOr PUIs Covid positive,
Degamo halts public gatherings
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

A 62-year-old Negros Oriental resident who had travelled to Greenhills in San Juan City and is currently confined at a private hospital in Dumaguete City in serious condition tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Negros Oriental spokesman Bimbo Miraflor confirmed last night.

He said the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine confirmed that the man, who comes from a town in Negros Oriental and had travelled back to the province via Philippine Airlines on March 1 and was admitted into a private hospital on March 9, was Covid positive.

He has severe pneumonia, is incubated, and is on a ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital, Miraflor said. moremoremore


Two Negros festivals cancelled
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Amid threats of the Covid-19, two Negros Occidental festivals have been cancelled by their local government officials yesterday.

Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, in line with Resolution No. 20-85 approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Victorias City, ordered the indefinite postponement of its 22nd Kadalag-an Festival.

This is in response to the emerging public health threat, coronavirus disease-19, and in compliance with Proclamation No. 922, which capacitates the local government units to undertake necessary measures to prevent the spread of the dreaded virus. moremoremore

 

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4th NegOcc swine AI center opens
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The provincial government of Negros Occidental opened the P1.05-million Swine Artificial Insemination (AI) and Laboratory Center in E.B. Magalona yesterday.

Gov ernor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the inauguration of the c enter in Barangay Gahit , with other provincial and local officials present.

Lacson said the facility is expected to improve livestock quality and increase the productivity of swine raisers in the Third District , adding that it will produce genetically improved livestock with its quality breeding materials.