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Quarantine facility puno na! NegOcc gov seeks travel moratorium to some LGUs

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The Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol wants to suspend for two weeks the entry of inbound travelers to local government units (LGUs) where quarantine facilities are fully occupied.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the proposed moratorium was in response to the suggestion of Provincial Incident Management Team head Dr. Zeaphard Caelian.

Caelian had reported that some of the quarantine facilities in the province are heavily congested. The travel suspension, she said, will give agencies more time to strategize in the containment of Covid-19 local transmission. (https://bit.ly/3h90141)

According to Lacson, some LGUs have triple-digit active cases of Covid-19, while other towns and cities register low cases.

Getting the approval of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for another travel moratorium will be difficult since the previous request was already extended two weeks ago, he added.

“The travel moratorium is one way of controlling the number of people coming in,” the governor pointed out.