THE City Government of Bacolod will ask the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to deescalate the quarantine status of Bacolod from general community quarantine (GCQ) to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in December 2020.
City Administrator Em Ang said Mayor Evelio Leonardia already signed the letter and it will be forwarded to the National IATF. She said they will send the letter to the NIATF anytime.
The mayor earlier appealed to the IATF to deescalate its quarantine status, but the president already announced that Bacolod was among the places to remain under GCQ until the end of November.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran earlier said before the arrival of IATF-Visayas chief implementer Mel Feliciano in Bacolod, the city had more than 1,000 active cases of Covid-19, but now, the city has about 200.
He said the city's coronavirus cases have already dropped and it is now ready to be placed under MGCQ.
As of November 25, Bacolod City has a total of 5,307 Covid-19 cases. Of the number, 4,878 are recoveries, 267 are active cases and 162 are deaths.