BACOLOD CITY–The municipal hall of Toboso is on lockdown on April 5 and 6 for disinfection as four employees tested positive for the coronavirus.
The order is contained in Executive Order 007-series of 2021, which adopted the local Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution 001-202.
Mayor Richard Jaojoco said those who tested positive for the virus include one municipal government employee and three members of the Toboso Municipal Police Station.
The complete list of measures to be implemented by the municipal government are as follows:
- The municipal building will be closed April 5-6, 2021, for thorough disinfection and contact tracing of close contacts of positive COVID-19 employees.
- All departments (except MHO, WRMO, Waste disposal, DRRMO, and GSO) will run on a skeleton workforce from April 7 to 21, 2021, or until further notice.
- All markets will close at 5 pm starting April 6, 2021.
- Toboso Public Market and Stop Aguinaldo Public Market (all markets: public and private) shall be closed every Sunday starting April 11, 2021, or until further notice.
- All non-Toboso vendors are not allowed to do business starting April 6, 2021, to prevent a higher risk of cross-contamination with COVID-19.
- Operations of cockpits, karaoke bars, billiard halls, and Internet cafes are suspended starting April 5, 2021, and until further notice.
- Price monitoring will be strictly implemented by the LGU price monitoring team.
- All shall abide by the minimum health protocols, such as but not limited to, wearing of facemasks, social distancing, and frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizers/alcohol.
“We previously had only four positive cases but with the new cases, it is now up to 11 active cases,” the mayor said, adding, “While the number is not yet alarming, the public should not be complacent, either. Until we achieve herd immunity through vaccination, we should expect cases to increase.” (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNEWS-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)