The elderly availing of their SAP grants in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City.*
60 new Covid cases,
local transmissions 28
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
There are 60 new COVID-19 positive cases in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, 28 caused by local transmissions, the Department of Health reported yesterday.
Of the 35 positive cases in Negros Occidental, 31 are locally stranded individuals who just returned to the province, 3 frontliners who work at a private hospital in Bacolod City, and a Bago City resident, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Daiz said yesterday.
5 Bacolod areas locked down
13 positive in Banago
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Department of Health ordered Purok Mahimulaton in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, sealed off yesterday after 13 of its residents, who had been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive carpenter who died recently, tested positive for the virus, Banago Brgy. Captain Ricky Mijares said yesterday.
Mijares said that starting today, the barangay and the city government will provide food assistance to about 633 households affected by the lockdown as ordered by the DOH through City Health Officer Dr. Ma. Carmela Gensoli.He said the 13 people who tested positive of the virus are all members of the family of the 64-year-old carpenter who died on July 15 in a hospital. They live in two houses inside a compound at Purok Mahimulaton.
City economic recovery plan finalized
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The Economic Stimulus Planning Team of Bacolod City is finalizing its recommendations to open up the economy that was affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawyer John Orola, special consultant on trade and investment, and a member of the team that is chaired by Councilor Dindo Ramos, said they will submit to Mayor Evelio Leonardia a summary of the recommendations gathered from the series of consultations conducted.The initial output of the team includes the identification of target beneficiaries, and the proposed programs and projects for them, he said.