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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod has recorded another confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the city to six.

Bacolod has new confirmed case; total confirmed cases now 6

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod has recorded another confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - COVID positive Patients 3 and 4 have had no contact with their immediate family members after they arrived here 14 April and were brought "directly" to a provincial quarantine facility, the province's top doctor told DNX.

THIRD UPDATE: Patients 3 and 4 still asymptomatic, had no contact with immediate family

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - COVID positive Patients 3 and 4 have had no contact with their immediate family members after...
Many of us are wondering when an available drug or vaccine is coming out, but it’s totally not coming tomorrow, or the next week, or next month (a widely available public vaccine that is, as the earliest one’s are still on trials) But what do we have in abundance right now? Purified blood plasma.

The COVID-19 Saga: Why are CoviD-19 survivors donating their Blood?

Many of us are wondering when an available drug or vaccine is coming out, but it’s totally not coming tomorrow, or the...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - "We are not in a hurry… We are still under [enhanced community quarantine]," Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson said.

Guv: “We are still under ECQ”

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - "We are not in a hurry… We are still under ," Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Nine family members of Patient 8, the latest confirmed case in Bacolod City has already been swabbed, as well as 13 health care workers who were exposed to the patient.

Family members of Patient 8 swabbed, sent to quarantine

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Nine family members of Patient 8, the latest confirmed case in Bacolod City have already been...
These are what Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia sought from the Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in his “urgent appeal” dated 20 March, 2020.

City seeks more test kits, facility

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - More test kits and a testing facility. These are what Bacolod City Mayor...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia, former councilor Roberto “Bobby” Rojas, and Executive Assistant Butch Soliguen inspect recently the second wave of food packs to be distributed to about 40,000 households starting tomorrow, Friday [April 10], in line with the Emergency Food Assistance Program of the city, as Bacolod has been placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) this month.

Second wave of food distribution set

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Mayor Evelio Leonardia, former councilor Roberto “Bobby” Rojas, and Executive Assistant Butch Soliguen inspect recently the...
Negros Occidental is now in the thick of preparations for the possible influx of Overseas Filipino Workers, especially with President Duterte’s directive giving pertinent agencies a one-week deadline for the return of the repatriates, numbering to 24,000.

NegOcc runs out of quarantine facilities, prepares for more returning OFWs

Negros Occidental is now in the thick of preparations for the possible influx of Overseas Filipino Workers, especially with President Duterte’s directive...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - City Hall and Capitol are still mapping out specifics for the return of overseas workers from the city and the province who have been stranded in Metro Manila and other provinces in the country.

City Hall, Capitol mapping out plans for hundreds of returning OFWs

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - City Hall and Capitol are still mapping out specifics for the return of overseas workers from...
The pilot episode, titled Life in the Middle, explores how COVID-19 has affected the bustling city, how the city of Bacolod is coping against the virus. It is hosted by DNX Managing Editor Hannah Papasin, with reporting from its multimedia team.

123 East, DNX News Weekly program launches its pilot episode today

The pilot episode, titled Life in the Middle, explores how COVID-19 has affected the bustling city, how the city of Bacolod is...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The increasing number of COVID-19 cases indicates that there is local transmission in certain areas in Iloilo province and Bacolod, an advisory from the Department of Health Western Visayas said.

DOH WV notes local transmission in Iloilo, Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The increasing number of COVID-19 cases indicates that there is local transmission in certain areas in...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Provincial Vice-Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer had confirmed that the city's Patient 18 was a former private driver of a board member who was fired last February but tested positive recently after he showed symptoms of COVID19.

Patient 18 former driver of a board member but had never set foot inside...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Provincial Vice-Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer had confirmed that the city's Patient 18 was a former private driver of a board member who was fired last February but tested positive recently after he showed symptoms of COVID19.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The Bacolod City Health office has recommended the lifting of the ultra-risk zone in the sub-village of Bayanihan, village of Banago here, a media advisory from Bacolod City Hall said.

CHO recommends lifting of ultra-risk area in Banago; close contacts of Patient 9 tested...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The Bacolod City Health office has recommended the lifting of the ultra-risk zone in the sub-village...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City will still be under Modified General Community Quarantine, according to an executive order by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

Bacolod under extended MGCQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City will still be under Modified General Community Quarantine, according to an executive order by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order No. 31 which regulates the entry and exit of persons or vehicles in Bacolod, especially with the use of the Provincial Car Passes while the city is under Enhanced Community Quarantine.

Bing sets stricter rules on PCP, HQP holders; delineates entrance, exit points and specific...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order No. 31 which regulates the entry and...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - There are 252 pending results for swab tests sent by local and provincial health offices here, official records show.

252 swab tests with pending results in Bacolod, Neg Occ; 2nd swab of Patient...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - There are 252 pending results for swab tests sent by local and provincial health offices here,...
Biohazard team disinfects Ground Zero of Patient One

Biohazard team disinfects Ground Zero of Patient One

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Two eight-man teams swooped on Ground Zero today here to disinfect the building where COVID Patient...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has sought the help of DSWD Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre in appealing the reduction of the number of beneficiaries for the social amelioration grant from the national government.

Mayor Bing appeals to DSWD: Honor original number of Bacolod beneficiaries

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has sought the help of DSWD Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre in...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The city's Patient 8 was treated like a regular patient in a government-run hospital here and was buried instead of cremated, the spokesperson of the local COVID19 inter-agency task force told DNX.

Patient 8 treated as an ordinary medical case inside hospital

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The city's Patient 8 was treated like a regular patient in a government-run hospital here and...

The CoviD-19 saga: Coronavirus’ Exorcism, The Wait for a Vaccine and our Salvation (Pt....

Various countries are now making an effort to create vaccines in an apparent race against time. But when, exactly, would these vaccines be made available?
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