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Alert Level 2 extended in Negros Occidental

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Alert Level 2 in Negros Occidental has been extended by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson until November 30.

Lacson, in an executive order dated November 12, said inbound fully vaccinated travelers must register with the S-Pass, with QR code vaccination cards.

Unvaccinated travelers are also being required to have negative RT-PCR test results, 72 hours prior to travel, while government personnel on official business must present travel order, valid identification card, and pass symptom screening, upon arrival.

Those who will be caught presenting fake documents shall be subjected to a 14-day quarantine and RT-PCR testing at their expense, on the 5th day from arrival, the executive order stated.

Lacson also allows one flight per day per airline company for Manila-Bacolod-Manila flights with all modes of transportation allowed to bring passengers to and from the airport.

Under Alert Level 2, casinos, horse racing and cockfighting as well as cockpit operations are still prohibited unless authorized by the Inter Agency Task Force or the President.

Limited facto face or in-person classes for basic education is subject to prior approval of the Office of the President.

Outdoor venue capacity of establishments shall be allowed up to 70 percent to cater individuals regardless of vaccination status, the executive order states.

On the other hand, indoor venue establishments shall be allowed up to 50 percent venue capacity, but must cater only to those 18 years old and above, who are fully vaccinated, and those below 18 years should also be allowed, even if unvaccinated, the executive order also said.

But there must be no objection from the local government unit where the activities or limited operation establishments will take place, it added.

All limited operation of establishments, which cater to unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals, shall be also allowed up to 30 percent indoor venue capacity.

All workers and employees of establishments, including amusement or theme parks, recreational venues, movie houses or cinemas, personal care establishments, fitness studios and venues with live voice or wind instrument performers and audiences such as karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, must be fully vaccinated, Lacson also said, in his issued executive order.*

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