Iloilo provincial capitol to be closed for 2 days

Published August 2, 2020, 1:13 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY—The Iloilo provincial capitol will be temporarily closed for two days after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The complex of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. announced Sunday that all offices in the main Capitol building and Casa Real de Iloilo were going to be off limits to the public on Monday and Tuesday, August 3 to 4.

Defensor said this will pave way for the through disinfection of all offices in the two buildings.

The personnel, who works at the General Services Office (GSO), was asymptomatic, and is currently staying at a quarantine facility.

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office is leading the contact tracing of those who came in contact with the COVID-19 positive personnel. 

“Those who will be tested will be prioritized based on their classification as high, medium or low risk contacts,” Defensor added.

Aside from the offices under the Iloilo provincial government, the Western Visayas regional office of the Department of Tourism (DOT-6) is also going to be closed.  Its office is located at the Casa Real.

In an advisory, DOT-6 said its personnel can be reached via mobile phone or e-mail for inquiries or transactions.