NegOcc gov tests positive for coronavirus

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Negros occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and 20 other Capitol employees tested positive for Covid-19.

Lacson, who is now on 10-day isolation, is doing well and resting, said Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz.

On January 20, the governor went on a three-day isolation after experiencing a sore throat. (

He underwent RT-PCR testing two days after and the results came out positive.

Meanwhile, acting Governor Jeffrey Ferrer issued a memorandum ordering the limited operation of the Provincial Capitol for five days.

The limited operation starts today, January 24 until the 28th, said Ferrer.