MANILA, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Capitol building will be closed to the public for three days from July 1 to July 3.
A memorandum issued by the Office of the Governor states that the three-day closure is to give way to a thorough disinfection of provincial government offices at the Capitol compound.
The memo also stated that work in the Capitol will be suspended on said dates but skeleton workforces will be implemented in essential services, including the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Provincial Health Office, and the security and administration offices
The measure came after 15 Capitol employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The said total breaks down to 10 active cases, four recoveries and one death from the viral disease.
Most of these workers are residents of Cebu City while two are from the neighboring cities of Talisay and Mandaue.
The Capitol building is located in Cebu City, which is now a coronavirus hotspot, due to surging infection cases.
As of June 30, the Department of Health Region 7 has recorded a total of 6,024 confirmed cases in Cebu City, 1,158 in Cebu Province, 792 in Mandaue City and 618 in Lapu-Lapu City.
Cebu City remains under enhanced community quarantine as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte during his late-night address on Tuesday. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Gladys Toabi)
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