NEGROS Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said Monday, May 10, that they will strictly impose the S-Pass requirement for travelers entering the province instead of asking for a travel moratorium.
According to Lacson, they can still deny entry for travelers via the S-Pass system instead without necessarily asking for a travel moratorium.
He said they will base the decision of accepting travelers depending on the quarantine capacity of a local government unit (LGU).
If there are still available rooms in the quarantine facility, they will allow travelers to enter Negros Occidental.
But if the LGU does not have the capability to handle more occupants for their quarantine facilities, then they have no choice but to deny entry.
Lacson said they are currently more concerned over the number of local Covid-19 cases, although as of the moment, the situation in the province is still manageable.
As of May 9, as per record of the Department of Health-Western Visayas, Negros Occidental has 12,560 total Covid-19 cases with 2,606 active cases and 9,734 total number of recoveries.