HQPs extended until Sept. 30

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EMPTY. This stretch of Bacolod City was almost empty of vehicles yesterday, the third Sunday of the implementation of the border control checkup points.*City PIO photo

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia Saturday issued an executive order extending the use of Home Quarantine Passes (HQPs) and the conduct of check-up points in Bacolod City until Sept. 30 to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Bacolod City remains under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine.

Leonardia, in Executive Order No. 58-C series of 2020, said the extension was being enforced to regulate movement of people within Bacolod and the entry and exit of out-of-towners into the city as a means of stemming the spread of Covid-19.

Bacolod logged 95 new cases, 155 recoveries, and six deaths on Saturday, the Department of Health in Western Visayas reported.

Yesterday, Bacolod had 186 new cases, 62 recoveries, and three fatalities, the report added.

Negros Occidental had 49 new cases, one recovery, and four fatalities on Saturday, and 74 new cases, and 19 recoveries reported yesterday.

In EO No. 58, series of 2020 dated August 25, the mayor had set the HQP and the establishment and posting of check-up points in Bacolod City only until September 19.

Leonardia said the present MECQ status of Bacolod City until September 30 certainly warrants the continued implementation of EO 58 and its amendments, particularly on the use of the HQPs and the posting of check-up points also until September 30, or as further extended if warranted by circumstances.

Leonardia also issued EO No. 61, series of 2020, for the temporary closure of public and private cemeteries, memorial parks, columbaria, and the like from October 29 to November 4 to prevent mass gatherings during the traditional annual celebration of “Undas” (respect for the dead), and other related regulations as preventive measures against the further spread of Covid-19.*

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