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NegOcc gov asks LGUs to use classrooms as quarantine facilities

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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson urged local government units (LGUs) with congested quarantine facilities to use classrooms for quarantine and isolated purposes.

Lacson said he will not request for a moratorium on inbound travel to the province, but LGUs with full quarantine facilities “will have to stop accepting travelers.”

Since inbound travelers are required to go through the S-PaSS travel management system for travel coordination permits from the LGUs of destination, cities or towns in Negros Occidental with occupied quarantine qualities can deny them entry, he added. (https://bit.ly/3ocm3V4)

Last April, Negros Occidental recorded 4,000 active cases, with an average of 200 active infections per day this month.

To address the rising number of Covid-19 infections, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the Capitol is opening 170 more rooms for Covid-19 positive patients at the EB Magalona Healing Center.

Records from the Provincial Incident Management Team showed that Silay Healing Center, that can accommodate 206 occupants, and the Mambukal Mountain Resort quarantine facility in Murcia town, that can accommodate 81 persons, are also almost full.

Lacson encouraged LGUs with triple-digit cases of the disease to implement granular lockdowns.

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