MERGE The body of 62-year-old Andiolina Sibuyan was found near a riverbank in Barangay Jerusalem, Cadiz City Monday* (Cadiz PNP photo)

Hospital on partial lockdown

The Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial District Hospital (DSBMDH) in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, was placed on partial lockdown Monday after one of its doctors tested positive for Covid-19.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that the doctor, an anesthesiologist, attended to a patient outside of his hospital and was exposed to another doctor performing an operation at a private hospital in Bacolod City, who also tested positive for Covid-19.

The anesthesiologist attended to a patient during an operation on July 23 at the DSBMDH. moremoremore

24 new Covid cases: DOH

Negros Occidental and Bacolod City have 24 more Covid-19 cases yesterday, as reported by Department of Health in Western Visayas.

Bacolod City has 13 more cases, and two in Bago City, and one each in Cauayan, Valladolid, Hinigaran, Sipalay City, EB Magalona, Binalbagan, San Carlos, Talisay, and Toboso, in Negros Occidental.

Almost all of the 24 new cases in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental are repatriated overseas Filipino workers, the DOH said. moremoremore


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ANP gets P5M in assistance for hub

The Association of Negros Producers received P5 million in assistance from Capitol for the construction of its Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Hub, Business and Training Center, and Bugana Market.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday led the turnover of the check to ANP, represented by its president, Arlene Infante, chairperson Christina Gaston, and vice president for membership Elsie Gonzaga at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City. They were joined by Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz.

The ANP said the provincial government’s support is timely to sustain the MSMEs in Negros Occidental amid the Covid-19 pandemic.