Bacolod starts 16-day enhanced quarantine

first_imgBusiness establishments permitted to operatein the duration of the ECQ is urged to provide means of transportation to theirworkers convenient to the schedule and point of origin and destination whilesocial distancing and health protocols shall be observed at all times. Meanwhile, all businesses and privatecommercial establishments other than those providing essential goods andservices shall be temporarily closed and shall suspend operations for theduration unless extended or shortened upon recommendation of task force. Essential government services and privateestablishments providing essential goods shall continue to operate with askeletal workforce and shall ensure the social distancing measures. Each village may utilize their vehicles toservice their constituents on a scheduled basis from a given point of origin tothe destination. Private transportation of any kind and mode may be allowedunder similar reasons, or when used in going to and coming from work at theestablishments permitted to operate under the order. BACOLOD City – Publicmovement will be restricted further here as the city starts todayenforcing enhancedcommunity quarantine (ECQ) untilApril 14. Under the ECQ, the city’s 61 barangays shallissue one home quarantine pass (HQP) to a member of a family of competent ageand discretion for each household. Any window time to the contrary is invalid.Exemption shall be made for those requiring medical assistance and for workersproviding essential services. Leonardia said that a daily 24-hour curfewshall be observed by the general public except for individuals with valid HQPswhich can be used only from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced the measurethrough Executive Order No. 26 on Friday, saying this is part of the preventivemeasure of the city government to curb the further spread of coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19).  This city hasfive patients infected with the viral disease as of March 29. The HQP shall serve as access to the basicneeds of the household in purchasing or obtaining the provision for food,health, and other essential commodities, Leonardia said. All kinds and modes of public transportationshall be suspended except for any shuttle service that may be primarilyprovided for health workers and frontliners. LOOK: The City Government of Bacolod readies the food packs to be distributed on Monday [March 30] to more than 40,000 poor households, in line with the Emergency Food Assistance Program of the city, as Bacolod has been placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine [ECQ] from March 30 to April 14, 2020. Via Bacolod City PIO Private establishments to remain operationalare health services, food and medicine productions, sale of essentialcommodities at public markets, supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores,rolling stores, sari-sari stores,fruit stands, water refiling stations, take out and delivery services ofrestaurants, fast food chains, and other food establishments, hotels, inns,pension houses, lodging places, banking, money transfer services, pawnshops,remittance centers, public utilities, garbage collection services, streetcleaning personnel, private volunteers for fire brigades and emergency service,gasoline station, funeral services, priests and ministers requested toadminister last rites and sacraments, laundry shop, media outlets, shippingcompanies and allied services for cargo handling, forwarding, and delivery,veterinary clinics, medicine shops, agricultural shops, seaport operations forgoods and cargoes, slaughterhouse, food-related products, warehouse operations,food preservation, delivery services out of town, public work projects forroads and bridges of the national and local government, legal services, medicalhealth workers, and other establishments that may be allowed by the city./PN Work in the government office shall be limitedto medical, disaster preparedness, security, social services, and financialtransactions only. Leonardia reiterated the HQP is not for sale.It will not be transferable and the possessor of such shall carry it at alltimes while outside the household, with a valid Identification (ID) card. Hesaid that abuse in the use of HQP shall be subject to prosecution underapplicable laws.last_img read more

We tried our best, laments Conte

first_imgAfter the game Conte refused to offer an excuses for what was a lacklustre display.“Tough night, but if you remember very well, I predicted this tough night yesterday during the press conference,” he said. “If you remember, I said it would be very, very tough for a lot of reasons. It happened, but now we have to move on and see the next game.“Now it would be very simple to find a lot of excuses, a lot of alibis. This is not the right way, also because I don’t want to. For sure we made a lot of mistakes together. When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together.“I think the players tried to do their best, honestly. The commitment of the players was great. But, despite this, we lost. It was a bad defeat. But football is not simple. You have to prepare, to study, and then to try and prepare for every situation, every game, every season.“Now the most important thing is to understand we have to fight. This season will be very tough. We must be ready to struggle this season for everything.“We are doing everything, we are doing 120 percent. I’m exploiting this squad at the maximum level. If someone doesn’t agree about this, I’m here. I have to accept every situation. I’m very relaxed about [the pressure]. I know that I’m doing a great job, a great work, me and the staff and the players.”Asked if he thought Chelsea were overachieving this season, Conte replied: “Yes, I think we are doing more [than expected].”The defeat saw the Blues slip to fourth place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and just two ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.“Yes, we must be worried [about the top four],” Conte added. “It won’t be easy. But this is normal. It won’t be easy this season, and we have to fight. I think the players are starting to understand that this season, we have to struggle for a position in the Champions League.“But I think the players, until now, are great. They are [at the] very, very top for their commitment and their behaviours. If they hadn’t done that, our place in the table would be worse.“We have to understand that, if we want to speak about football and if we think to understand football we know very well this will be very difficult for us. If we want only to dream and not see the reality – in this case, I can tell you now we can fight to win the title this season!“It will be very important to look at the reality and to know that, if we are able to reach a place in the Champions League [by finishing in the top four], it will be a great success for us. Otherwise we have a normal season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte cannot bear to watch as he sees his side succumb to a shock defeat to Bournemouth. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Antonio Conte said his Chelsea players did their best at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as they went down to a shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.Three second-half goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Chelsea academy graduate Nathan Ake condemned the Blues to another surprising defeat in an increasingly inconsistent season.last_img read more