Negros Occidental lifting curfew on June 1

Curfew in the 31 towns and cities of Negros Occidental will be lifted starting June 1, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Thursday, May 26.

The curfew is being lifted in response to the clamor of the business sector, which was agreed on by the mayors, he said.

Curfew for persons 18 years old and above is from midnight to 4 a.m., and for persons below 18 years old from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. in Negros Occidental.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia also lifted curfew in Bacolod City, which is a highly urbanized city that is not under the governor’s jurisdiction, starting Tuesday, May 24, citing the need to accelerate economic recovery.

Curfews in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City were imposed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I would like to think all our policies contributed to addressing the pandemic in terms of lowering the number of cases,” Lacson said, of the imposition of curfew.

The Negros Occidental provincial government is also returning to a five-day workweek on June 1 from a four-day workweek that began at the height of the pandemic, Lacson also confirmed.*

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