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Negros Oriental asks IATF to reconsider placing province under alert level 4

/ 06:58 PM October 26, 2021

Negros Oriental asks IATF to reconsider placing province under alert level 4

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Negros Oriental provincial government has appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF) to reconsider its decision of placing the province under alert level 4.

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Gov. Roel Degamo claimed that one of the reasons why the hospitals in the province are overwhelmed is because other COVID-19 patients from Siquijor and southern Cebu are admitted to the province’s COVID-19 hospitals.

Degamo said other private hospitals’ shortage of healthcare workers also contributed to the critical occupancy status.

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The governor said he requested the Department of Health for additional nurses and doctors so that the province can maximize the use of COVID-19 beds.

Degamo said the COVID-19 cases in the province have been declining, making the province’s alert level 4 status “inappropriate.”

On October 20, 2021 the National IATF has placed Negros Oriental under alert level 4, the second-highest alert level in the new quarantine system due to its spike in COVID-19 cases.

As of October 25, the province has the highest number of active cases in Central Visayas at 3,082.

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