“TO BE declared coronavirus disease- (Covid-19-) free, the barangay should have no active cases of Covid-19 for the past two weeks.”
This was stressed by Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familirian on Sunday, October 25, 2020, after three more barangays in the city will be declared Covid-free.
Familiaran said they are now waiting for the final list of the three barangays to be declared Covid-free.
He said of the 61 barangays, the city earlier released the 19 barangays with zero active cases of Covid-19, these are Barangays 4, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 36, 38 and Punta Taytay.
“As long as they have no active cases of Covid-19 for two weeks, the City will declare them Covid free. Hopefully, these barangays should also maintain their records with no local transmission of Covid-19,” he added.
Familiaran noted that in October, the city’s Covid-19 cases already reduced and they are thankful for the effective strategy of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to trace those who were exposed to the coronavirus-positive patients.
“The contact tracing is very important to swab those who were exposed to Covid-19 patients, and those who turned positive were already transferred to the city’s quarantine facility,” Familiaran said.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier said these barangays should maintain their status and other barangays should also try to catch up with Covid-free barangays.
"This is something to celebrate, considering the efforts of the City Government in containing the pandemic for several months now," he said.
As of October 23, Bacolod City has a total of 4,689 Covid-19 cases. Of the number, 4,131 patients recovered, 439 are still active while 119 died.