BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Victorias City in Negros Occidental joins Bacolod City in the Alert Level 1 classification, starting April 16 until end of the month, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.
Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental were placed under Alert Level 2 in the same period by the Inter Agency Task Force, the government’s pandemic policy making body.
Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said that he will inquire with IATF why the five LGUs, including EB Magalona, Pulupandan, San Enrique, cities of Sagay and La Carlota, which had been placed under Alert Level 1 from April 1 to 15, were not been listed among LGUs in the least restrictive alert level system.
We were hoping to add, not deduct, Lacson said.
Under Alert Level 1, the IATF said there are no restrictions in terms of indoor and outdoor capacities. Everyone can undertake intrazonal and interzonal travel without regard to age and even comorbidities.
All establishments, persons, or activities are likewise allowed to operate, work, or be undertaken at total on-site or venue seating capacity, provided these are consistent with minimum public health standards.*