Governor’s office closed, 2 staff positive for COVID

The Negros Occidental governor’s office at the Capitol in Bacolod City has been closed after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said Friday, June 11.

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

The close contacts of the two will be swabbed for COVID-19 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 and Bacolod City has 166, the Department of Health reported Friday.

Bacolod City had 1,704 active COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, the DOH added.

Negros Occidental had 1,896 active cases and 371 deaths, the Provincial Incident Management Team reported.*

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