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Negros Occidental gov, 18 others now in isolation after being exposed to COVID-19-positive exec

/ 02:07 PM January 27, 2021

BACOLOD CITY –– Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and 18 others have undergone self-isolation after being exposed to a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday, Jan. 22.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the governor is under self-quarantine at his house, while the DILG employees had been asked to stay at the Mambukal Resort in Murcia.

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He said Lacson and the DILG employees would undergo testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Lacson and the 18 employees, including their provincial head Roselyn Quintana, were exposed during the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Summit at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City on Jan. 22.

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“Hopefully, she does not have the highly contagious United Kingdom COVID-19 variant, Diaz said.

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