Capitol under limited ops for 1 week after gov, dozens other tested positive of SARS-COV-2


The Capitol building, which is situated at the heart of Bacolod City will be on limited operation tomorrow, January 24.

This after Gov. Eugenio Lacson and 21 other employees tested positive of COVID-19. The result of the swab test of the governor was released yesterday, January 22. The governor went on isolation last Wednesday after experiencing COVID-like symptoms.

Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer who serves as acting governor while Lacson is under quarantine said that Capitol will run on limited operation until January 28 in order to break the transmission of coravirus in the workplace.

Under limited operations, Ferrer has instructed all departments to maintain skeleton workforce to ensure the delivery of basic services.

Lacson last public engagement prior to his isolation was his visit to the towns of Cauyan and Hinobaan where he led the distribution of relief assistance and building materials for those affected by super typhoon Odette.

Capitol PIO photo.

The governor was with 6th District Board Member Jeffrey Tubola, former 6th District Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and local officials of the town.

But Diaz said those who were with Lacson in the 6th District have nothing to worry about as the governor tested negative on his antigen test taken before his public engagement.