Manila, Oct. 23 -- A total of 22 out of the 61 barangays in this city are considered free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as these areas no longer have records of active cases or local transmission for two weeks.

On Saturday, three more barangays are set to be added to the list after the first 19 Covid-free villages were confirmed by the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) earlier this week.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia, the chairperson of the EOC Task Force, said that three others will be announced soon as he told Bacolodnons that the development is "something to celebrate".

The first 19 villages with zero active cases in the past 14 days were barangays 4, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 36, ...