Bacolod to use evacuation center, midway facility for Covid patients


THE City Government of Bacolod will utilize the evacuation center in Barangay Vista Alegre and the midway referral facility in Barangay Alijis as quarantine facilities for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients.

Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan, focal person of the Covid-19 Action Team, said Thursday, July 7, that the classrooms in public schools will no longer be used as quarantine facilities.

The Department of Education (DepEd) is now preparing for the face-to-face classes, which is why they had to remove all the equipment used for Covid-19 facilities in various public schools, Pornan said.

In 2021, Bacolod City opened a total of 19 school-based quarantine facilities for Covid-19 patients.

“For now, the Covid-19 patients are allowed to go on home quarantine except for special cases,” she added.

Pornan said from June to July 7, 2022, Bacolod City had a total of 53 active Covid-19 cases.

She said the City Government also intensified its Covid-19 vaccination program in various barangays and malls.

On July 7, 2022, the city held the Covid-19 vaccination at SM City, Ayala Mall and City Health Office (CHO).

The city also opened the vaccination sites in Barangays Alangilan, Alijis, Bata, Banago, Estefania, Banago, Granada, Handumanan, Mandagalan, Sum-ag, Singcang-Airport and Tangub.

Pornan said they will accommodate city residents who will avail of initial and second vaccination, as well as those who want to have either first or second booster shots.

She said that for now, they temporarily stopped the VAX-i mobile vaccination drive in various barangays due to a lack of manpower.

Pornan also assured that they have enough supplies of Sinovac, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the people in the city.

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