Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is isolating himself, after Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz said Monday, Sept. 20.
Zayco attended the Love Negros fellowship meeting on Sept. 18 at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, which was also joined by Representatives Jose Francisco Benitez and Stephen Joseph Paduano, former congressman Alfredo Benitez, and several mayors, among others.
Jake Gonzales, Kabankalan City information officer, said that Zayco is confined in a private hospital in Bacolod City and is feeling well.
The Kabankalan City Mayor’s Office has been temporarily closed until further notice, and pending the results of the RT-PCR tests on its employees, scheduled on Sept. 22, Gonzales said.
Former Rep. Benitez advised those who attended the Love Negros meeting to self-isolate until they are swabbed and yielded negative for coronavirus.
The municipal government of Binalbagan also issued an advisory on the temporary closure effective Sept. 20 of its Accounting, Treasurer’s, Local Registrar, Business and Licensing offices, pending the conduct of contact tracing.– GB