NegOcc LGUs told: ‘Learn from Bacolod City’s MECQ experience

Posted by watchmen
September 14, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental should learn from the current experience of Bacolod City, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said.

Some businesses and public transportation have suspended operations in Bacolod City following the city’s return to modified enhanced community quarantine from September 8 to 30, 2020. (Mymy Alagaban photo)

Lacson’s comments came after Bacolod City was placed under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until September 30 following the surge in coronavirus cases.

“In fact other local government units should monitor how the MECQ is implemented and learn from it. Remember, Bacolod started from a small number, it could happen to the rest of the province if we are complacent,” the governor pointed out.

Asked if putting Bacolod under MECQ was a right decision, Lacson said, “The IATF see’s it fit that Bacolod should be under MECQ.”

He added that the provincial government will adjust to the quarantine status of Bacolod City.

“We intend to continue our four-day report to the office and one day of work from home per week schedule,” Lacson said.

Capitol employees residing from outside the province’s capital city will be fetched by government vehicles, the governor added./DGB, WDJ

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