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On pandemic: Mayor Bing leads consult with community leaders Monday

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – As the health system here appears headed for a breakdown, Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead a consultative meeting Monday, 17 August, as part of steps to come up with adjusted measures or new approaches to the continuing COVID crisis.

Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran told DNX the virtual conference will gather medical, business and spiritual leaders whom Leonardia will consult through an online meeting as community-transmitted cases here continue to rise and as medical frontliners are increasingly being infected.

The inter-agency task force here that the city had breached more than 500 caees yesterday, 300 of which are “active.”

Most of confirmed cases so far since last month are local infections.

Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.


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