Update on GCQ Measure in Bacolod City Amid Coronavirus Pandemic in PH
BACOLOD CITY – Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran revealed the decision of the local government on the fate of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the city.
Most areas in the Philippines are currently under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). It is per the announcement of Malacañang as the fight against COVID-19 is still not over.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), there is now a total of 15,049 cases of the disease recorded in the country. Out of the total, 904 died while 3,506 have recovered from it.
One of the cities under a GCQ now is Bacolod City. It was previously under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until May 15 as cases of the disease were recorded in the city.
Recently, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran gave an update on the decision regarding the fate of the GCQ in Bacolod City. Based on a post of TV Patrol Negros, it will be downgraded to a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) starting June 1.
According to the chairman of the Bacolod Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19, the decision to downgrade the measure is based on the resolution from the National IATF.
Based on the post, Familiaran expressed that Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia has already met the city officials regarding the matter. Also, a joint meeting of the COVID Task Force and Bacolod IATF will be held.
The Vice Mayor is worried about the opening of the ports and airport. Mayor Leonardia has reportedly sent a letter to the Department of Tourism regarding it. However, according to the DOTr, it will depend on the decision of the National IATF.