Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has declared that it is safe for Capitol employees to return to work today, 17 August, 2020.
Earlier, the provincial Capitol had to under lockdown after employees tested positive from CoViD-19.
The governor, in a statement, said that during the lockdown, “we accomplished identifying seven more of our co-workers who are Covid-19 positive and arrested the spread of the virus in our workplace.”
“This makes a total of 22 confirmed cases among provincial government employees,” Lacson said.
The governor added that the provincial government succeeded in isolating these and giving them the proper care and treatment in the province’s health facilities.
He added that eight of the 22 confirmed cases have fully recovered and returned home after complying 14-day quarantine and testing negative on their second swab.
“The initial close contacts of about 142 employees have tested negative for the virus and are also feeling well,” the governor added.
Offices that were compromised by visits of Confirmed Cases have been decontaminated while employees stayed at home and monitored their own and their co-employees’ health conditions.
“Let us then resume full operations observing the health protocols such as the wearing of face masks and face shields. The people of Negros need us to assume our posts and deliver much needed basic services once again. Let us take heart and take the lead,” he added.