Despite the decline in COVID-19 cases across the province, the provincial government of Negros Occidental will continue to enforce the minimum health protocol, which includes wearing of face mask.
Gov. Eugenio “Bong” Lacson, who recently returned to the province from his official trip in Guam, said that he will not follow Cebu’s governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s action, in which she issued an executive order making the wearing of face masks optional in open-spaces and well-ventilated areas throughout Cebu province.
Lacson stressed that they will continue to enforce the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, stressing that the pandemic is not yet over.
Garcia in her controversial EO released last week drop the mandatory use of face masks in open spaces to ease the burden of what she called “pandemic-fatigued” of her constituents.
As of yesterday, June 12, Capitol reported a total of 26 active COVID-19 cases around the province.