‘No ID, No entry’ policy in Bacolod starting today

(Photo Courtesy of Bacolod City PIO)

By Dolly Yasa

Bacolod City – The “No ID, no Entry” policy will be enforced here starting today, March 20, 2020.

In an advisory, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said employees working in the city have to present an ID or a certificate of employment otherwise they will not be allowed through check up points into the city.

This is in line with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 22 which enhanced the declaration of a General Community Quarantine under EO No. 21.

The ID and/or the certificate of employment must be presented at the entry and exit checkpoints around the city.

It will be required for out of town employees who work in Bacolod during their work days and Bacolod residents who report for work outside the city.

The policy also covers private medical/health workers who perform their duties, people providing basic services, egressing and returning delivery personnel of business establishments based either in Bacolod City or out of town.

Dr. Grace Tan, spokesperson of the City Inter Agency Task Group on coronavirus (COVID-19), said that as of Thursday, there are 12 Persons Under Investigation admitted to Bacolod City hospitals – 5 males and 7 females.

Two are from out of town and 10 are from Bacolod. 10 with local travel histories (Manila, Dumaguete) and 2 came from abroad (London and Dubai).

Of the 12 PUIs, 7 have pending results, the rest have not been swabbed due to inavailability of swab and transport media from DOH.

All PUIs are in stable condition. Two PUIs were recently discharged with improved condition.

There are 801 persons under monitoring (PUMs) in the city.

PUIs have signs and symptoms, travelled to infected areas, and may have been exposed to infected persons. PUMs do not show signs, travelled to infected areas, and may have been exposed to infected persons.