MERGE Some churchgoers arrived at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City yesterday only to discover that masses had been suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.* (Andy Alvarez photo)


Neg. Occ., Bacolod close
all borders to fight COVID
Bing orders community quarantine
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson ordered the closure of all Negros Occidental borders effective immediately, while Mayor Evelio Leonardia declared a general community quarantine in Bacolod City last night following the death of a Tayasan, Negros Oriental, councilor, from the corona virus disease (COVID-19) yesterday.

“All borders, ports and airports of Negros Occidental are now declared closed effective immediately and shall remain in full force until April 14”, Lacson said in Executive Order No. 20-16 Series of 2000.

Negros Occidental and Bacolod City remained COVID-free as of yesterday. moremoremore


Classes suspended at all levels
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued executive orders Saturday suspending all classes in public and private schools, and mass gatherings in Bacolod City effective immediately to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Local governments in Negros Occidental, that include Bago, Cadiz, Sipalay and Sagay cities have also suspended classes at all levels starting today.

Leonardia also issued Executive Order No. 19 Series of 2020 classifying all travellers from Metro Manila, areas with local transmissions and abroad,as persons under monitoring (PUM) who must undergo home quarantine for 14 days from the time of their arrival in the city. moremoremore

 

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Biz sector reeling from effects
of Covid-19 panic: MBCCI exec
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The widespread fear brought by the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has threatened the survival of the business sector in Negros Occidental, business leader Frank Carbon said yesterday.

Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, admitted that they are in a “panic mode” right now as they did not expect that the impact of the infectious disease would be big.

“Before, we were just worried and wary, but now, we are in panic mode. Aside from the effect on health, there is economic fallout,” he said.