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