The century old city hallof Zamboanga City, the symbol of local governance in Southern Philippines was closed Wednesday, July 15, 2020 for “disinfection” following an employee was test positive of Covid-19.
The advisory from the city government was released at 2:30am Wednesday, advising that the saud building will be closed for disinfection. The advisory also stated that the one of the 7 announced new cases of patients positive of corona virus was an employee of the city government and holds office inside the building.
No official statement as to what office the patient, identified only as ZC340, belongs.
Late Tuesday afternoon, July 14, the mayor through the city’s facebook page reported of 8 new cases of positive with Covid-19. At the same time, RPN DXXX recieved information from officials of Barangay Tetuan that a resident of theirs was declared positive withe Covid and they were about to implent a lockdown in the area where the patient resides. The said patient was not listed in the 8 new cases as announced by the local government late afternoon of Tuesday.
The official statement of additional seven (7) covid positive, a 50 years-old female patient from Tetuan, and a city hall employee came around 1:00 o’clock in the morning of Wednesday.
An hour after the announcement of the 7 additional cases, where one of which is a local government employee, another advisory came as to the closure of the century old symbol of seat of local governance for “disinfection”.
The advisory stated that the “City Hall will reopen as soon as disinfection is done, but a skeleton force is maintained at Centro Latino”, another government facility less than a kilometer away from city hall.
Following the closure of city hall, the complex of Bureau of Internal Revenue will also be closed following contact tracing of patient ZC340, the 59-yrs-old City Hall employee. According to RPN DXXX source the husband of ZC360 is working at BIR.
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