Bacolod curfew still 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. – mayor

Curfew in Bacolod will remain from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and no request has been made for a change in the city’s quarantine status, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Sunday, April 11.

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has ordered a provincewide curfew from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. effective Monday, April 12, to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases, but Bacolod City that is a highly urbanized city is not covered by the order.

“Bacolod’s curfew will remain from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., what we are doing is strictly implementing it,” he said.

The police, barangay captains and Task Force Disiplina headed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran have been instructed to strictly enforce curfew and ensure drinking of liquor at restaurants, hotels and eateries is only from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Leonardia said.

“We are asking the general public to report any violation, they may do it anonymously,” Leonardia said.

Leonardia said Bacolod has also not asked for a change in its quarantine status from Modified General Community Quarantine to the stricter General Community Quarantine.

“This will depend on how things will develop,” Leonardia said.

“We are monitoring very closely the COVID situation,” he said.

There were 40 new COVID-19 cases in Bacolod City on Saturday and 25 on Sunday, the Department of Health reported.

Bacolod City currently has 456 active COVID-19 cases, the DOH added.*

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