Negros Occidental governor’s office shut down due to COVID scare

By: Carla Gomez - Inquirer Visayas | June 13,2021 - 01:14 PM

The Negros Occidental provincial capitol (RICHARD MALIHAN / file photo)

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Governor’s Office has been temporarily shut down after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said on Friday.

The two employees who tested positive for COVID-19 are in charge of attending to indigent patients.

Diaz said the close contacts of the two employees will be undergo a COVID-19 swab test on Sunday.

“The reopening of the governor’s office will depend on the swab test results,” he said.

Negros Occidental had 60 new COVID-19 cases while Bacolod City has 166, the Department of Health reported on Friday.

Bacolod City has 1,704 active COVID-19 cases with 282 deaths while Negros Occidental had 1,896 active cases and 371 deaths.

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