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‘Attitude key in fight vs. Covid’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

“Human attitude” is the key in the fight against Covid-19, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday after the Department of Health confirmed the local transmission of the highly-infectious Delta variant in the country.

Lacson said the provincial government will continue to require negative RT-PCR results from inbound travelers to the province.

“Every local government unit in Negros Occidental is encouraged to enforce a granular lockdown when needed,” he added.

Bacolod City logged four Delta cases, while the DOH confirmed a Lambda variant infection in Valladolid town, although the woman and other members of her family yielded negative results after they were swabbed again last week.

“From the very beginning, we have been asking for the cooperation of every Negrense to comply with the minimum health protocols,” Lacson said.

Asked if the resources of the provincial government are still enough to fight the pandemic, Lacson said, “The attitude should be to prevent the spread of Covid-19 so that our resources will not be diminished.”

The Provincial Incident Management Team reported that active cases in Negros Occidental continued to go down in the past days, with 606 infections logged, as of Saturday.*

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