Pasig City shuts division office after staff tests positive for COVID-19

The Pasig City local government announced Thursday, March 10 the temporary closure of its Office of the Building Official (OBO) after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, the LGU said OBO personnel were exposed to a confirmed asymptomatic case last Friday, March 5.

"The RT-PCR swab result of the said personnel was released yesterday and, following DOH (Department of Health) guidelines, the CESU (City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit) has advised OBO to temporarily close its office to prevent the further transmission of the virus. All exposed personnel will be tested for COVID-19." the LGU said.

"Normal operations of OBO will resume after 14 days from the start of the temporary closure and once it has been ascertained that there have been no further transmission among its employees." it added.

As of March 9, Pasig City recorded 360 active COVID-19 cases, with 10,961 recoveries, and 446 deaths.