By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Himamaylan City Hall was placed on lockdown yesterday, as two of its employees underwent reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for possible coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, infection.
Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson said in a Facebook post that the two employees are assigned at the City Mayor’s Office and the City Treasurer’s Office.
Tongson advised all city officials and government employees to go on self-quarantine, particularly those who went to the two offices last November 21 to claim their salaries and those who came into contact with the staff of the City Mayor’s Office.
The mayor said the city hall was placed on lockdown in order to disinfect the premises. It is expected to reopen today.
As of November 20, Himamaylan City has a total of 189 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 10 are tagged as active. The city also recorded 176 who have recovered from the deadly virus and three fatalities./DGB, WDJ