Iloilo City Hall Shuts Down In Three Days Starting September 23, 2020
ILOILO CITY – The city hall in Iloilo City will be closed for three days starting today, September 23, 2020 (Wednesday).
At the same time, all city government officials and employees are required to be swabbed and their specimens would be analyzed for the possible presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The city mayor Jerry Treñas expressed hope that all test results would be released by weekend.
Treñas announced the temporary closure and “mass testing” yesterday. which was after ordering a two-day suspension of the City Treasurer’s Office’s (CTO) operation because of the 32 COVID-19 cases in that office.
So far. there are 75 cases who were tested negative for the virus.
Treñas said that officials or employees with no negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results are not allowed to enter the hall.
Treñas also disallowed CTO employees from reporting to work unless they were confirmed negative for the virus. He also urged CTO clients, which includes taxpayers to wait, based on the report.
“Mahulat-hulat kamo anay kay madasig naman ang pagwa sang swab results,”
“May mga nag-positive nga malapit gid sa akon. But there’s nothing we can do. We go on, understanding nga there’s always a possibility nga ikaw, ako, kita tanan mag-positive.”
COVID-19 spreads from person to person via small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when an infected person coughs or exhales.
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