Negros Occidental considering a lockdown

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Lacson: The sooner, the better
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Negros Occidental provincial government yesterday revealed they are currently considering the implementation of an enhanced community quarantine, or lockdown.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said there is nothing definite but the prospect was raised during a meeting of the Inter-Agency Against Coronavirus Disease, Border Monitoring, and Regulation Task Force, which was attended by mayors from across the province.
“The option [is] being placed on the table [and] is being pushed by medical societies in Negros Occidental,” the governor said.
If implemented, the lockdown would begin on March 30 and run for 14 days.
“The sooner, the better,” he added.
Lacson explained, with a lockdown in place, one person from every household would be designated to leave to purchase groceries.
With regard to the possible suspension of transportation, the governor said, “We will study that.”/DGB, WDJ

A meeting of the Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council took place yesterday to discuss measures pertaining to the coronavirus. (Bacolod City PIO photo)

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