Guv, close contacts negative for coronavirus


Governor Eugenio Lacson and 16 other provincial government employees yielded a negative result for COVID-19 after they were swabbed, yesterday, March 28.

Lacson was among those identified as close contacts of Provincial Incident Management Team head Dr. Zeaphard Caelian who earlier tested positive for the virus. Caelian and 3 other officers from his team were swabbed in preparation for their vaccination against COVID-19.

Aside from Lacson, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang also tested negative. Both were joined Caelian in a briefing at the Capitol last Thursday.

Following the negative test results of key officials and with the completion of the sanitation and disinfection, Capitol is set to reopen today, Monday.

The offices of the governor, provincial administrator, Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT) and Provincial Disaster Management Division Program (PDMDP) were temporarily closed Friday.