NegOcc to stay under MGCQ – Gov Lacson


Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson denied on Monday that Negros Occidental will return to Enhanced Community Quarantine status.

The province will remain under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on July 1, said Lacson.

“I really think MGCQ will still be in effect,” he added. (

Even though there have been an alarming rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases among locally stranded individuals (LSIs), the governor said “it is still a very small number.”

As to the province’s economic recovery under the MGCQ where not much people are moving around yet, Lacson said it is really a question of confidence.

“If people still don’t feel that it is safe, then it is better to stay at home,” according to him.

“At the start of the year when the possibility of a pandemic advanced to an inevitable certainty, one thing was clear, the entire world was not prepared for this novel virus. Covid-19 came quickly and with such intensity that both first-world nations and developing countries were disconcerted just the same,” he added.