Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the lockdown of the Bacolod City Hall at Araneta Street with some employees hit by COVID-19*
80 new Covid cases,
docs appeal for ECQ
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
There were 80 new COVID-19 positive cases in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City during the weekend, the Department of Health reported.
Negros Occidental has 51 new cases, of which 6 are local transmissions, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 409.
Leonardia locks down city hall,
local transmissions in 10 brgys
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the lockdown of the Bacolod City Hall at Araneta Street starting today until further notice, due to the recent COVID-19 infections affecting employees assigned there.
The lockdown will allow the city government to disinfect the building and to prevent the spread of the virus while contact tracing procedures are being done, he said.Leonardia appealed to the public for understanding and cooperation.
Address large-scale unemployment,
economic recovery in 5th SONA: exec
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
A labor group in Negros Occidental said it expects President Rodrigo Duterte to address two important issues, large-scale unemployment and economic recovery, in his 5th State of the Nation Address today.
Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said the president has to address these issues so “we would not experience economic depression.”“Mere rhetoric could not appease our people to take more hardships nor allow the nation to continue on a road of false hope and unrelieved misery,” he said.