MISAMIS Oriental–Two regular employees of the provincial capitol in Misamis Oriental have been tested positive of COVID-19, provincial governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said Tuesday.
Emano made the announcement Tuesday morning as he instructed the provincial health office to disinfect all the provincial offices at the provincial capitol compound in Gen. Juan Luna St. , Cagayan de Oro City.
The provincial capitol workers are regular employees and the findings are alarming after 10 municipal towns in Misamis Oriental have already reported on positive COVID-19 cases in their areas, Emano said.
“In spite of the stricter measures, like requiring all workers to wear the face shield and face masks while reporting to work, including visitors who enter the provincial capitol building, virus has breached the protocols,” Emano said.
In Cagayan De Oro Ctiy, City Councilor Jade Roa Pascual was the first local official, along with a member of the Cagayan De Oro Fire District, who contracted COVID-19 positive.
Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno have been downplaying the spread of the coronavirus in this premier capital of Northern Mindanao until he admitted Tuesday the “mounting” spread of the COVID-19 cases in the city.