According to Familiaran, 51 COVID-19 cases in this city were LSIs. This move came after the task force received reports that several LSIs violated home quarantine protocols and were seen roaming in the city. LSIs were recently allowed by the city government to undergo home quarantine upon their arrival here. However, they can only go out from their houses when the result of their RT-PCR test will be negative. The vice mayor also said that Leonardia had instructed City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan to file a case against those LSIs who defied health protocols. BACOLOD City – The local government unit here would no longer allow home quarantine for locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from other provinces and cities. “Any person or entity found to have violated Section 9 of this act shall be penalized with a fine of not less than P20,000 but not more than P50,000 or imprisonment of not less than one month but not more than six months, or both such fine and imprisonment,” Familiaran stressed./PN He said violators could be penalized under Section 9 of the Republic Act 11332, or An Act Providing Policies and Prescribing Procedures on Surveillance and Response to Notifiable Diseases, Epidemics, and Health Concern. Mayor Evelio Leonardia is set to issue an executive order transferring all LSIs undergoing the mandatory 14-day home quarantine to the city’s isolation facility, according to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head of the City Inter Agency Task Force against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).