About 365 Negrense locally stranded individuals and 52 Becoleños from Manila arrived on board the St. Michael of Archangel at the Bocolod Real Estate Development Corp. Port last night and were quarantined, Bacolod Councilor Cindy Rojas and Zephard Caelian, Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program Division head, said.*
‘Only partial lockdowns
recommended for city’
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Health have recommended the implementation of segmental or partial lockdowns where there are clustering of COVID-19 cases, instead of an Enhanced Community Quarantine in Bacolod, City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday.
“Our national officials, including Mayor Evelio Leonardia, believe that in addressing this health crisis we should always balance life and livelihood. Many businesses have suffered and many workers have lost their jobs so if the city will be again be placed under ECQ, the situation could only worsen,” Ang said.
Covid-hit San Carlos
boat captain dies
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
A boat captain from San Carlos City in Negros Occidental, who tested positive for COVID-19, died at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City late Monday, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Provincial Health Officer, said yesterday.
He is the first COVID-19 patient in Negros Occidental who has died, Tumimbang added.The San Carlos City government, said on its Facebook page that the 77-year-old succumbed to complications at the Intensive Care Unit at about 5:50 p.m. Monday.
NegOcc boosts livestock production
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over veterinary projects to recipients in Bago City yesterday, to boost livestock production and ensure food security amid the coronavirus threat.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, and other provincial officials, along with Bago City Mayor Nicolas Yulo, led the turnover of projects in barangays Lag-asan and Poblacion.The projects include a free-range chicken multiplier farm, and carabao and goat dairy, which are joint projects of the provincial government and Bago City.