Negros, Bacolod to decide on ECQ extension in due time

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It is too early for Negros Occidental and Bacolod City to decide whether to extend the duration of their enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which is set to end on April 14.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he was waiting for more test results for the province before a decision can be made on the ECQ.

“We are still assessing the situation and will come out with a decision in due time,” said Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

Leonardia, however, assured that the city government is very prepared in case there is a need to extend the quarantine period in Bacolod. (

“One thing for sure, we do not want to impede business and trade, we want the movement of goods to continue, there is no doubt about that,” according to him.

He added that they will wait for the assessment of the City Health Office and the city inter-agency task force against coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Covid-19-positive cases in Bacolod City remain at seven and one in Negros Occidental.