With COVID-19 cases in the Panay area continue to rise, the City of Bacolod now requires Authorized Persons Outside their Residences (APORs) to present a negative RT-PCR test before they will be allowed entry in the city.
In his most recent executive order issued yesterday, July 31, Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered the negative swab test as part of the mandatory requirement for travelers from Panay island. The RT-PCR test must be within 72hours prior to travel.
Aside from a negative swab test, all APOR are required to complete an S-Pass travel coordination permit, completion of an online health declaration and presentation of BaCTrac ID.
Meanwhile, leisure travel between Panay island and the city shall not be allowed while the city remains under General Community Quarantine with heightened restriction.
As for the movement of cargoes, Leonardia said that all types of goods and cargoes including their personnel, maximum of 5 persons shall be unhampered. These delivery personnel shall be exempted from the requirements under Section 3 (c) (c.1.) and Section 3 (c) (c.4.) of the mayor’s EO.
Bacolod will remain under GCQ-HR from today up until August 15, while the City of Iloilo is placed under ECQ.