Municipal offices, market in Iloilo town temporarily stops operations

The town of Lambunao in Iloilo province temporarily closed its public market and municipal offices after 21 additional COVID-19 cases were traced to the two areas.

In an advisory posted on its information center’s social media page, the local government of Lambunao announced that its municipal office will be temporarily closed from August 12 to August 16 for disinfection. Employees will be allowed to return to work on August 17.

Meanwhile, the public market, including business establishments located at Lucero Coalition and Gonzales Extension St., will also be closed from August 11 to August 25, 2021.

On Wednesday, the town recorded 21 additional COVID-19 cases, including a locally stranded individual (LSI).

Out of the 21 cases, 12 were traced to the town’s public market.

The 12 positive cases were part of the 44 vendors who were subjected to swab test.

Meanwhile, Lambunao Mayor Reynor Gonzales called an emergency meeting with the local Covid Task Force and barangay captains for the implementation of the closures.

Based on data from the Municipal Health Office, the town is currently monitoring 103 active cases and logged 12 deaths.  (ERS)