Mayor closes down Sibalom town hall after official gets virus


Mayor Gian Carlo Occeña ordered the temporary closure of the Sibalom Municipal Hall in Antique province.

This, after an official tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The closure will be from May 3 to 4. (

Occeña also directed the tracing on close contacts of the positive patient.

A number of employees “were exposed as primary and secondary layers of one of the appointive officials positive for Covid-19,” the mayor said.

As of May 3, Sibalom recorded a total of 93 confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 69 recovered and three died.