The most affected area is Sikka regency, with 1,145 people hospitalized and 13 dead.Erlina said the agency had formed a team to oversee the handling of cases, especially in Sikka where most patients were concentrated.Sikka Regent Robby Idong declared an Extraordinary Occurrence (KLB) in relation to the dengue outbreak in January. Sikka Health Agency acting head Petrus Herlemus said earlier this month that the KLB had been extended to March, the third such extension since the KLB was first announced. (gis)Topics : The death toll of the dengue fever outbreak in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has risen to 32 as the number of people infected by the dengue virus continues to increase.According to the East Nusa Tenggara Health Agency, 2,697 people are currently hospitalized due to dengue fever across 20 regencies and one municipality in the province.“In NTT, only Central Sumba regency is free of dengue,” the agency’s disease control and prevention head, Erlina R. Salmun, said on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.
“We are now in the process of securingPanaad,” Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II said on Wednesday.Diaz underscored the need to regulate the entry of the crowd, especially afteroffice hours. Diaz said the province will also enterinto a memorandum of agreement with the Negros Occidental Tennis Associationfor the maintenance of the shell courts. “It’s going to be a complete rehab,which will start with the sports facilities, including the track oval. We hopethat by 2021, we can be ready for the regional meet and the Palarong Pambansa,”he explained. The Provincial Engineering Office andthe Sports Development Office, according to Diaz, have submitted a plan for therehabilitation of the stadium. “We have already cleared out allillegal structures inside the premises,” he noted. A registration system has been set upfor people entering the area, he added. BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental has startedtightening security measures at the Panaad Park and Stadium in BarangayMansilingan here ahead of the facility’s planned rehabilitation. Diaz also said the provincialgovernment plans to put up a perimeter wall near a creek located at the farside of the park. The park facilities will also beimproved, which involves organizing the kiosks for the annual Panaad sa NegrosFestival and the provision of parking space. The Panaad Park is where localgovernment units set up booths to showcase their food and tourism offeringsduring the Panaad festivities held every April, while the Panaad Stadium hasbeen the venue of several international sports events, the latest of which wasthe 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers match between the Philippinesand China held on Oct. 15./PN
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