Seven-hour curfew in NegOcc remains despite shift to GCQ

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The Province of Negros Occidental has shifted to the stricter general community quarantine (GCQ) until July 31 but curfew hours will remain from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Under the GCQ status, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said that online cockfighting will be prohibited, amusement parks will be closed, while persons 18 years old and below and 65 years old and above are required to remain in their residences at all times.

Lacson’s Executive Order 21-33 also prohibits the operation of entertainment and recreational venues, concert halls, theaters, fairs, playgrounds, kiddie rides, and the traditional cockfighting and cockpits. (

The governor said the Philippine National Police will continue to extend help in their respective local government units in the implementation of mandated health protocols.

While church gatherings in GCQ areas are allowed up to 50 percent of the searing capacity, Lacson said he will opt for a maximum 30 percent capacity in Negros Occidental.