ReadyREADY. Mayor Evelio Leonardia inspects the packing of food to be distributed by the Bacolod City government to  more than 40,000 poor households in the city today as the Enhanced Community Quarantine begins.*


Neg. Occ., Bacolod Covid-19
positive cases 6, DOH says
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Negros Occidental now has one coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient, while the number in Bacolod City has increased to five, the Department of Health 6 reported Saturday.

​The DOH said that of the five in Bacolod, the first COVID-19 positive patient in the city tested negative on repeat test and has recovered. He is a 56-year-old male with travel history to the United Kingdom.

​The latest Bacolod resident who tested positive for COVID-19 is a 28-year-old male with travel history to the United States. moremoremore


EB Magalona
cordoned off
residences
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The 200-meter “hot zone” in Brgy. 2, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, where the COVID 19 positive patient resides, is now under “extreme home quarantine”, as part of the precautionary measures being adopted by the municipal government to contain the possible spread of the disease, Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday.
    Malacon said that the extreme home quarantine of 10 to 20 families in the area will last for seven days, and that those affected families will be provided with food by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.
   He also ordered the suspension of issuance of home quarantine pass to the  affected families, as he tasked the police and barangay tanods to cordon the area.
   The 41-year-old woman, who was tested positive for COVID-19 is recovering, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. moremoremore

 

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DA to distribute seeds to farmers
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas will distribute vegetable seeds to farmers in the region to augment their income during the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis, its regional director, Remelyn Recoter, said.

​In support of urban agriculture and backyard vegetable gardening, the DA will provide vegetable seeds to individuals and groups who want to engage in backyard and communal vegetable farming through the agency’s High-Value Crops Development Program, she said.

​“Assorted pakbet vegetable seeds will be distributed to augment the farmers’ income and to ensure sufficiency of vegetable supply in the market,” Recoter said.