MERGE QUARANTINE FACILITIES. Mayor Evelio Leonardia (left) inspected the ongoing improvement of additional quarantine facilities in schools in Barangay Mansilingan Sunday to increase accommodations for returning Bacolodnons.*


Health care workers
hit by Covid-19 rising
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod City had 14 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing its total number to 92, the Department of Health reported last night.

Of the 14 new COVID-19 patients, 5 are domestic cases, 7 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and 2 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Three of the domestic cases are health care workers, Grace Tan, Bacolod Inter-agency Task Force Against COVID-19 spokesperson, said. moremoremore


RMCI isolation facility
reaches full capacity

The Riverside Medical Center Inc. in Bacolod City yesterday announced that its isolation facility, which is specially designated for the admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients, has reached its full capacity.

RMCI, in an advisory, said effective yesterday it could no longer accept patients for admission who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

“We therefore advise patients with these symptoms to seek admission in an alternate healthcare facility of their choice,” it said. moremoremore

 

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Baciwa employees
reject joint venture
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Baciwa Employees Union has expressed strong opposition to the signing of the joint venture agreement between the board of the Bacolod City Water District and PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. of the Villar Group.

Leny Espina, president of BEU, said they are outraged that their officials have betrayed not only Baciwa and its employees but the people of Bacolod.

“The Baciwa Board and senior officials may deny it with all their might but they have effectively surrendered the management and operation to a private corporation,” she said.