Naga City gov’t offices closed for disinfection

August 02, 2020

NAGA City -- Mayor Nelson Legacion has ordered the temporary closure of six government offices at the city hall for disinfection.

City health officer  Dr. Vito “Butch” Borja said ordered closed for disinfection were the Mayor’s Office,  the City Budget Office, Accounting Office, Human Resource Office, the Naga Metro Peso Office, and the City Treasurer’s Office.

Borja said the temporary lockdown of the city government offices was done after a female employee of the City College of Naga (CCN), who was  positive for Covid-19, had a person to person exposure to employees in at least six offices of the city hall.

The CCN employee coded as Bicol patient #298, was symptomatic when she visited the six offices.

Borja said the city government offices will immediately resume transactions after the swab test results on the city hall employees are released.

On July 23, the city government also ordered the lockdown on Fraternidad St.,  Bgy. Tabuco, where the CCN employee and another suspected Covid-19 patient reside. On July 24, the Center for Health Development of the Department of Health in Bicol recorded three new Covid cases in this city.

Bicol patient #335 is a 40-year-old female nurse and a resident of Zone 2, Bgy.  Dayangdang, Naga City while  Patient 336, a 40-year-old female bank employee, of DECA Homes Subdivision, Bagumbayan Norte, who is symptomatic, was confirmed positive from dreaded virus on July 24. The third patient coded # 338,  is a 31-year-old priest of the Holy Rosary Major Seminary at Concepcion Pequeña, this city.  A swab test was done on the prelate and he was confirmed Covid positive on July 24.

The communities, where the three patients reside, including the Carmelite Sisters Congregation in Conception Pequena where the priest had face to face contact with local residents, were placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine.