Lockdown in Negros Oriental extended until April 30


Posted at Apr 16 2020 06:19 PM | Updated as of Apr 16 2020 10:22 PM

MANILA--The enhanced community quarantine in Negros Oriental will be extended until April 30 to prevent spreading the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), officials said Thursday.

Gov. Roel Ragay Degamo signed the executive order, extending the lockdown and the liquor ban until the end of the month.

Under the executive order, the provincial government will give P2 million to each town and city supporting their fight against the coronavirus.

The directive has also allowed for the return of 438 Negros Oriental locals stranded in Samboan town, Cebu, since they completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine there, although they still need to be quarantined for 14 days more at another facility once they reach Negros Oriental.

Negros Oriental was placed under lockdown on April 3.--Report from Marty Go, ABS-CBN News