Transcom faces 48-hr work suspension

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The Bacolod City Legal Office has issued a 48-hour work suspension for Transcom Bacolod following the reported COVID-19 outbreak in the said facility.

CLO head Atty. Joselito Bayatan said the suspension which was served late yesterday afternoon would allow Transcom to conduct a thorough disinfection and sanitation of their building. Transcom confirmed that it has officially shutdown its operation as of February 2.

While the suspension orders Transcom to immediately cease its operation, both parties had come into a mutual agreement to allow Transcom to complete its business operation for February 1.

Hence, Bayatan said the suspension of operation will only commence today, February 2 and will remain in effect until midnight of February 3.

But no agreement was made as to Transcom’s request to allow those employees who tested negative from the latest swab testing to automatically report back to work on February 3.

Bayatan explained that it will be up to the appreciation of the Emergency Operations Center and the medical team if these negative individuals are fit to work.

In a statement sent to Negros News Online, the management of Transcom confirmed that it will abide by the city’s order to temporarily shutdown its operations in the next 48-hours to give way to a thorough decontamination and sanitation of its facility. [Updated, 2/2/2021]