BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – New COVID-positive cases will not affect the city-wide quarantine level but local authorities here will continue to take steps to control the spread of the disease. (READ: Health authorities to isolate Bacolod’s Patient 18 today, contact tracing on)
Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head of the city’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases, told DNX the discovery of new positive cases here, will not immediately mean a return to an enhanced quarantine level after it was downscaled to a modified general level on 1 June 2020 after a month of ECQ.
Familiaran noted even the quarantine level in Metro Manila, the national capital, had been maintained at a GCQ level and containment, through lockdowns are being done, on a barangay-wide scale.
This city has a population of more than half a million and, according to Mayor Evelio Leonardia, is the most dense city in Western Visayas region.
It also has the highest number of confirmed cases, 18 so far, in the province.