Lagonoy municipal hall on lockdown

By Mar S. Arguelles


The municipal building of the local government unit (LGU) of Lagonoy in Camarines Sur was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, Feb. 10, after a man whose wife was tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease had close contacts with several LGU personnel, according to Mayor Delfin Pilapil III.


Pilapil said he advised the public that business transaction at the town hall is temporarily suspended as the municipal building would undergo disinfection and contact tracing procedure.


Pilapil in a phone interview said as soon as the disinfection of the entire municipal building is completed and they are able to contact trace the employees who came in close contact with the Covid-19 suspect, the lockdown would be lifted.


The LGU Lagonoy has some 200 employees.


The husband of the woman who tested positive had undergone swab test and its result would be known on Feb. 12. He is currently quarantined at the town isolation facility, while his wife is under isolation at the Camarines Sur Quarantine facility and their two children are under home quarantine.


Pilapil said data from the local Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) indicate that as of Feb. 10, Lagonoy town has recorded seven Covid-19 active cases. The total is 26 cases with 16 recoveries and three reported deaths.