Mayor Zayco tests negative for coronavirus


Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco of Negros Occidental tested negative for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Zayco submitted himself to a swab test after several members of the City Engineers Office contracted the virus last week.

Jake Carlyn Gonzales, chief of the Public Information Office, said the mayor had himself tested together with the employees of City Mayor’s Office and the Assessor’s Office. (

A total of seven employees of the City Engineer’s Office earlier contracted the virus. One of them succumbed to Covid-19.

Gonzales said that while the city resumed operation last week after it was locked down, only a skeletal force was deployed to also protect the employees.