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Bacolod has 1st Covid case

A 56-year-old person under investigation in Bacolod City has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as confirmed by the Department of Health Region 6.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the male patient is in stable condition, recovering, and is in complete isolation in a hospital in Bacolod City.

This is the first COVID-19 positive case in Bacolod and Western Visayas, he said. moremoremore

74-year-old PUI dies in San Carlos

A 74-year-old person under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) died at the San Carlos District Hospital in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, 2 p.m. yesterday, Mayor Renato Gustilo said.

He said the patient, who had no history of travel, was admitted Thursday after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

The patient was complaining of chest pains and had a history of heart problems, he said. moremoremore


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San Carlos, Talisay regulate
operation of public markets

The cities of San Carlos and Talisay have implemented new business hours at their respective public markets to ease the possible transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Since yesterday, business hours at the public market in San Carlos were from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the executive order signed by Mayor Renato Gustilo on March 18.

The order stated that store and stall owners will be allowed to enter the premises one hour before opening and leave an hour after the closing time to clean and sanitize their respective areas.