Lacson mulls curfew hours adjustment

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Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is considering the shortening of curfew hours in Negros Occidental, following a continuing drop in number of COVID-19 cases in the province.

                Assuming that it will drop to 1,000 active cases, maybe we will start slowly by 9 p.m. then 10 p.m, Lacson said, in response to the clamor of small businesses to adjust the curfew hours.

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson visits the vaccination site of Capitol employees at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City. | Screenshot from Capitol PIO Video

                Curfew hours in Negros Occidental starts from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day, excluding Bacolod City.      

                As of May 19,  Negros Occidental has 1,330 active cases, compared to 2,631 two weeks ago.

                Lacson also said that he will leave it up to local government units if they will re-open resorts in their areas. But I will suggest to them, if they do decides to open resorts, they should start at 30 percent capacity.

                We can adjust later, depending on the number of active, he also said, stressing also that he will not allow the 100 percent capacity occupancy.

                With a significant drop in active casse, Lacson “ I hope we can continue with this, continue the contact tracing and vigilance of the people”.

                He also thanked the Negros Occidental provincial government workers for showing up at the Negros Residences vaccine center for inoculation.

                The Provincial Health Office is targeting to vaccinate the remaining 1,000 Capitol employees, with more than 2,000 of them, who are medical frontliners, already completed their two doses of vaccinations.

                Hopefully, with more vaccines coming to the province, we can slowly lower, or avoid more COVID-19 cases, Lacson said. — GB