NegOcc to require negative RT-PCR test result again

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Travelers coming outside of Negros Occidental must present negative RT-PCR test results, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said.

“Right now, I’d rather be safe and still request a negative RT- PCR. It’s being followed too by other provinces,” said Lacson.

As of January 16, active Covid-19 cases in the province further rose to 1,027, an increase of more than 100 percent compared to 326 on January 9. (

Earlier, Frank Carbon, executive director of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry and operator of Weesam Express, said they would request the local governments of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City to lift the negative swab test requirement as Iloilo City and Iloilo province, like Negros and Bacolod are similarly under Alert Level 3.

Lacson said he has not received any letter coming from the local business community.