Lacson for calm amid Covid Delta threat

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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson called on residents to stay calm following the detection of two cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 in Western Visayas.

The Department of Health earlier confirmed that two Delta variant cases were detected in the province of Antique.

Lacson reminded Negrenses to strictly comply with minimum health protocols, and urged senior citizens to receive their Covid-19 shots. (

He also called for the national government to immediately open the vaccination program for all categories, to achieve herd immunity.

As of July 17, Negros Occidental had 1,641 active Covid-19 infections.