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Capitol southwing closed; employee positive for coronavirus

THE southwing of the Provincial Capitol building where the offices of the Provincial Board (PB) members are situated has been locked down after a staff member of an official tested positive for coronavirus.

Renelo Lastierre, head of the Security and Safety Division, said the lockdown was necessary as the offices in that area were disinfected.

The Capitol southwing houses the PB, Office of the Vice-Governor, offices of the Provincial Board Members and the PB session hall.

Lawyer Maki Angel Ascalon, PB secretary, said that only the offices of the board members, office of the vice governor and session hall located in the first floor of the southwing of the Capitol have been closed.

The legislative and administrative office of the PB located in the basement is still open to the public, Ascalon said.

She added that contact tracing of the infected employee is also ongoing.

Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said the regular session of the PB scheduled every Tuesday of the week will be conducted online on August 4 because of the lockdown.

The technical staff is the fourth employee of the Provincial Government to be infected with coronavirus disease.


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