MERGE Cleaning and disinfection at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital is underway as shown in this photo of Ma. Karen Lataquin Lechoncito posted on the CLMMRH Facebook page yesterday.*

Covid-19 hits 4 doctors
CLMMRH closes out-patient department

There are now four doctors and two nurses at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City who have tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, said yesterday.

Drilon also said 59 health care workers and 21 patients at the CLMMRH, who were tagged as close contacts of those hit by the virus, tested negative yesterday.

Those who tested negative will remain in quarantine for another 10 days as a safety precaution, Drilon said. moremoremore

Virus-hit city employee dies,
Bacolod brgys in top 5: DOH

Mayor Evelio Leonardia last night said he condoles with the family of a 48-year-old female Bacolod City government employee who passed away 12:12 a.m. yesterday from pneumonia.

She tested positive for COVID-19 based on her Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test results taken July 30, which was released yesterday, hours after she expired, a press statement from the mayor’s office said.

She was cremated yesterday in compliance with DOH protocols on COVID-related deaths. Those who have come in close contact with her have also been swabbed. moremoremore


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Livestock breeders
get livelihood boost

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over breeder piglets to the towns and cities of the 6th District, at the Cauayan Public Plaza and Sipalay City Government Center on Wednesday.

The towns of Ilog, Candoni, Cauayan, and Hinobaan and the cities of Sipalay and Kabankalan received 180 heads of breeder piglets. Each local government unit got 30 piglets.

The turnover ceremonies were led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, mayors John Rey Tabujara of Cauayan, Pedro Zayco of Kabankalan City, Ma. Gina Lizares of Sipalay City, and Ernesto Estrao of Hinobaan, and other officials.