Environment office on lockdown after employee contracts COVID-19
LEGAZPI CITY — The Albay Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) was placed on lockdown on Saturday after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Interagency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) in Legazpi City said.
Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, City IATF chairperson, said the lockdown of the PENRO office was for the conduct of contact tracing and to give sufficient time for the disinfection of the building and its premises.
The closure would be lifted once contract tracing and the swabbing of close contacts of the patient are completed, Rosal said.
The PENRO office is the third government office in Albay that was placed on lockdown due to COVID-19 contagion.
The first office that was temporarily closed was the Department of Education regional office followed by the Government Service Insurance System Legazpi Branch.
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