An assistant city engineer of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, hit by COVID-19 died at a Bacolod hospital Sunday morning, November 15, Mayor Pedro Zayco said.
The family of the engineer, who was 48 years old, has been swabbed for COVID-19 tests and their house has been locked down, he said.
The engineer’s wife has been placed in an isolation facility pending the results of her COVID-19 test, the mayor added.
He said the assistant city engineer had not reported for work since November 9 because he was not feeling well.
The Kabankalan City Engineer’s Office (CEO) will be temporarily locked down effective Monday, November 16, while contact tracing is underway, the mayor added.
Employees of the engineer’s office who were in close contact with the fatality will be swabbed for COVID-19 tests, Zayco said.
The reopening of the CEO will depend on the test results of those swabbed, he added.*