SBenedicto town hall closed, Covid-19 contact tracing on

Mayor Marxlen dela Cruz has ordered the temporary closure of the Salvador Benedicto town hall for disinfection due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the municipality.

The Salvador Benedicto town hall will be temporarily closed Monday and Tuesday, July 5 to 6, dela Cruz said Friday, July 2.

This is because some employees, especially at the treasurer’s office, are close contacts of COVID-19 positive residents, he said.

All employees , except those rendering essential services such as health, peace and order and disaster risk reduction management, are advised not to report to their offices on July 5 and 6, he said.

The municipal hall will reopen on Wednesday, July 7, he said.

He has also ordered contact tracing of residents who came in contact with two Salvador Benedicto vegetable vendors who tested positive for COVID-19, dela Cruz said.

He said residents who went to the town market starting June 27 to buy vegetables should go to the town covered court on Saturday, July 3, for contact tracing and to ensure their own safety.

Their cooperation is needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases and a lockdown, he said.

They are also reviewing CCTV footage of persons who entered the market as part of their contact tracing measures, he said.

Salvador Benedicto had five new COVID-19 cases Friday for a total 14 active cases, dela Cruz said.*

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