Three more Kabankalan City government employees tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number to 23, results released today, November 23, showed.
The Kabankalan City Hall that was shut down Friday, November 20, will reopen on Thursday, November 26, with 50 percent of its workforce, Mayor Pedro Zayco said.
The Kabakalan City Hall is currently being disinfected, he said.
He said 50 percent of the about 200 Kabankalan City Hall employees will work at their offices while the rest will work at home, in shifts, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
Of the 127 Kabankalan residents, including city government employees, swabbed for COVID-19 tests Friday, November 20, only three tested positive today, November 23, Zayco said.
Two are from the City Assessor’s Office and one is a Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office nurse, he added.
Earlier, two from the City Assessor’s Office and 18 from the City Engineer’s Office, one of whom died, also tested positive for the virus.
Zayco said 159 close contacts of those who tested positive and some city employees were swabbed for COVID-19 tests today, November 23.
The mayor is hoping for a low turnout of positive cases.*