NEGROS Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and former congressman now Provincial Consultant Alfredo "Albee" Benitez went on self-isolation after Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, Provincial Administrator lawyer Rayfrando Diaz II said.
Zayco attended the Love Negros fellowship meeting on Saturday, September 18, at the Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City led by Lacson and Benitez along with the latter's brother Third District Representative Jose Francisco Benitez and Abang Lingkod Party-list Representative Joseph Stephen Paduano.
The affair was also attended by at least 13 mayors from different towns and cities of the province.
Former congressman Benitez advised those who attended the Love Negros meeting to self-isolate until they test negative for coronavirus.
Jake Gonzales, Kabankalan City information officer, said Zayco, who is now confined to a private hospital in Bacolod City, is feeling well.
The Kabankalan City Mayor's Office has been temporarily closed until further notice and pending their swab tests scheduled on Wednesday, September 22, Gonzales said.
In a related development, the Municipal Government of Binalbagan also issued an advisory on the temporary closure of its Accounting, Treasurer, Local Registrar, Business and Licensing offices, pending contact tracing, effective Monday, September 20.
The advisory was issued by Mayor Alejandro Mirasol after an employee also tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.