NegOcc capitol resumes ops

After five days of lockdown for disinfection against coronavirus disease 2019, the Negros Occidental provincial capitol resumed operations on Monday. WWW.NEGROS-OCC.GOV.PH
The Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol is located in Bacolod City. WWW.NEGROS-OCC.GOV.PH

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial capitol resumed operations yesterday, five days after it was locked down for disinfection against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“It is now safe for our employees to return to work,” Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Aug. 16.

Lacson, who reported to the Governor’s Office on the first day of the work week, said offices compromised by visits of confirmed COVID cases were decontaminated while the employees stayed home.

During the lockdown, they identified seven more provincial government employees who got infected with COVID-19.
So far, there are now 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among provincial capitol personnel.

“We succeeded in isolating and giving them the proper care and treatment in our health facilities,” Lacson stressed, adding that eight of the 22 government personnel have fully recovered and returned home after complying with the mandatory 14-day quarantine and testing negative on their second swab testing.

Some 142 employees identified as initial close contacts also tested negative for COVID-19, he said.
It was Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, who announced the five-day lockdown of the capitol building and its premises for disinfection starting Aug. 12.

Tumimbang said the Vice Governor’s Office and the adjacent offices of the Provincial Board have been compromised three times.

Other areas compromised were the workplaces of the Provincial Accounting Office, Bids and Awards Committee Office, Public Information Office, and Provincial Tourism Division as well as those of the Provincial Veterinary Office and the Provincial Health Office. (With PNA/PN)


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