Sea Travel set to resume

Inter-island passenger vessels will soon resume its operations after more than a month of being grounded due to the quarantine status of the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod.

In a statement, Mayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod said that the Marina, Coast Guard and other agencies are set to meet tomorrow, October 15, to finalize the guidelines and health protocols.

Leonardia said that the resumption of sea travel between the city and Panay island is due to the fact that both islands now have the same quarantine status.

With the opening of the seaport the mayor hopes that this will drive better economy.

Meanwhile, the City Health Office in its latest COVID-19 advisory reported 19 new positive cases and 188 new recoveries Tuesday [Oct. 13], bringing the total number of cases to 4,440 but with 3,742 recoveries (84% of confirmed cases).

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