NegOcc, NegOr likely to reopen borders

Posted by watchmen
January 13, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE
Toboso, Negros Occidental Mayor Richard Jaojoco together with the personnel of Toboso LGU Engineering Department and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office yesterday inspected the cracks along a national road at Sitio Hayangon in the town’s Barangay Magticol. Jaojoco, in his Facebook post yesterday, said that all heavy vehicles are temporarily prohibited to pass the affected road. (Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco Facebook photo)


By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting today with mayors of the province over the proposal to reopen the province’s borders with Negros Oriental.

According to Lacson they will consult with Provincial Health Office head, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, as well as with members of the Provincial Incident Management Team.

The borders between the two provinces had been closed since last year in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.

As of Monday, January 11, Negros Occidental recorded 6,467 COVID-19 cases, of which 155 are tagged as active cases. The province also recorded a total of 6,145 recoveries and 164 deaths.

Negros Oriental, meanwhile, has a total of 1,034 COVID-19 cases as of January 8, of which 180 are active./DGB, WDJ

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