BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Modified General Community Quarantine status of Negros Occidental and the highly-urbanized Bacolod City has been extended until May 31, as announced by Malacañang Thursday night.
Records of the Provincial Incident Management Team showed that Covid-19 active cases in Negros Occidental had shown a drop, from a peak of 2,437 on May 9, to 2,159 on May 13.
San Carlos City remains on top of the list of local government units with the most number of active cases at 206, the PIMT report showed.
Meanwhile, Mayor Renato Gustilo yesterday led senior citizens of San Carlos City in the vaccination rollout at the city hospital.
Gustilo was inoculated with Sinovac, while other senior citizens got the AstraZeneca vaccines for their first dose.
The Department of Health allocated 800 vaccines to San Carlos City, that were divided between the city government and the San Carlos Doctors’ Hospital.
Gustilo appealed to residents to register and be included in the vaccination list.
“If we achieve herd immunity, who knows, we will go back to our normal lives,” Gustilo said. Based on the Covid-19 Case Bulletin No. 413 of the DOH 6 issued on May 14, Negros Occidental had an additional 23 cases, and 78 in Bacolod City.*