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Capitol identifies offices with COVID-positive staff

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Three doctors and a administrative staff in a government-run hospital, one each from the provincial health and veterinary offices and several others in various departments are among the 11 COVID-positive employees in nine offices of Capitol.

The three physicians and an administrative staff are assigned in the Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

Another employee of the provincial health office was also tested positive while one each are positive in the following offices: disaster and risk reduction management, public information, provincial council, veterinarian, bids and awards committee, and one watchman.

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Lawyer-administrator Rayfrando Diaz Jr. had told DNX earlier that these employees are already quarantined.

Provincial spokesperson Charina Tan released the list today after Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson ordered a shutdown of Capitol until Sunday to allow disinfection procedures over the provincial administrative center.

A lone guard stands in the halls of the Provincial Capitol, whose offices have been closed for disinfection and decontamination.
A lone guard stands in the halls of the Provincial Capitol, whose offices have been closed for disinfection and decontamination.
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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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