Seven out of 35 water refilling stations in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, have been closed down, Mayor Marvin Malacon said Tuesday, October 4.
The seven water refilling stations were ordered closed for lack of business permits on Monday, he said.
They will be allowed to reopen when they comply with the necessary requirements and obtain business permits, he said.
All EB Magalona refilling stations are required to submit monthly bacteriological test results to ensure their water is safe for public consumption, he said.
A 30-year-old female from Barangay Batea in EB Magalona earlier tested positive for cholera and has since been discharged from the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.
Water samples from the barangay have been sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine for testing. The results are not out yet, Malacon said.
No other person has been hit with cholera in the barangay, the mayor said.
They still do not know where the 30-year-old got her cholera, he added.*