Mayor closes down Kabankalan City Hall for disinfection

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Mayor Pedro Zayco temporarily closed the city hall of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental following seven confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases at the City Engineer’s Office (CEO).

The three-day closure paves the way for disinfecting of the building, said Zayco.

The patients, he added, had exposure to an infected engineer who died last week. They were all quarantined. (

Zayco also ordered swab testing for all employees of the CEO, City Mayor’s Office and the City Assessor’s Office.

As of November 19, the city had a total of 406 confirmed cases, 42 of which were active, seven dead, and 357 recovered.