City to ask hotels not to accommodate certain visitors
The Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) recently revealed there are currently 23 patients in the city being monitored for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. CHO Environment and Sanitation Division head, Dr. Grace Tan, disclosed the patients in question are currently quarantined at their respective homes after arriving from countries affected by the virus.
She also emphasized, there are no patients under investigation at any Bacolod City hospitals.
Meanwhile, Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who heads the Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force Against Novel Coronavirus, said a resolution was passed last Monday postponing the hiring of local workers by Japanese employers as a preventative measure against the virus.
He explained, 87 employers from Japan are expected to arrive in the city tomorrow, March 12, with plans to hire around 500 skilled workers; however, citing an inability to control their arrival at Bacolod-Silay Airport, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he will ask hotels in the city not to accommodate them temporarily.
In addition, with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) suspending voter registrations nationwide, Bacolod City Comelec officer, Atty. Jan Anthony Saril, said registration in the city will be suspended until at least March 31./DGB, WDJ