The Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the suspension of the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) to Negros Occidental on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.
The RIATF in Resolution No. 84, Series of 2020 also endorsed the request for the suspension of arrival of returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) on those dates.
The Negros Occidental provincial government requested for the moratorium on the arrival of LSIs and ROFs for four days to allow local government units in the province time to decongest, disinfect and prepare quarantine facilities for the next incoming batch, RIATF said.
Negros Occidental has 19 new COVID-19 patients and Bacolod City has 12, the Department of Health (DOH) 6 reported today, December 6.
There have been 5,907 persons in Negros Occidental hit by COVID-19, which is the highest number in Western Visayas, the DOH also reported.
Of the 5,907, 4810 have recovered, 131 died and 966 are active cases, the DOH said.
In Bacolod City 5,463 persons have been hit by COVID-19, 5,069 have recovered, 168 died, and 226 are active cases, the DOH added.*