By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The provincial government of Negros Occidental is currently making several preparations in case the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) deny their request for a two-week travel moratorium.
In an interview with RMN DYHB-Bacolod yesterday morning, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he doesn’t want the province’s quarantine facilities to be completely full again, and it is the reason why he asked for a moratorium on land, air and sea travel to the province.
Lacson said he is aware that the requests of the city and province of Iloilo were already denied by the NIATF, and he made a point in his letter to have Negros Occidental exempted from Resolution No. 101 which introduced uniform travel protocols.
The governor said he is insisting the NIATF to let the province return to its original protocols such as requiring everyone entering the province to undergo swabbing and quarantine until the results are released.
Despite the mandatory swab test being removed, Lacson said he is happy that some individuals are voluntarily undergoing swab test upon entering the province./DGB, WDJ