Lezo town hall on lockdown due to coronavirus

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Lezo Mayor Mary Lenette Fernandez of Aklan province placed the town hall on lockdown until January 8 after an employee contracted coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The town hall would be disinfected.

The patient was taken to the municipal quarantine facility while “high-risk contacts” underwent swab tests. (

Fernandez reminded residents to observe health safety protocols to contain the spread of the viral illness such as wearing facemask, observing physical distancing and proper hand washing.

“Refrain from unnecessary travels. Refrain from conducting or attending social gatherings,” she added.

As of January 4, the town recorded 29 cases of Covid-19, with seven recoveries and one death.