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Exposed but not infected! Jose Panganiban Vice Mayor Diday Abaño says all town council members negative for COVID 19

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The Sangguniang Bayan of Jose Panganiban was exposed to and had close contact with a COVID 19 patient, according to Vice Mayor Diday Abaño.

But Abaño also had good news because all Sangguniang Bayan members and staff tested negative for COVID 19.

She said the officials and employees had undergone rapid testing.

She also assured the public that contact tracing is being done, and home quarantine and alternative working arrangements are also being observed to avoid the spread of the virus.

The legislature is in contact the local chief executive and the municipal health office and other agencies, she added.

She asked for understanding and prayers.

Despite testing negative, they are not taking any chances!

“Being the head of the Legislative department, I take full responsibility to inform everyone that the Legislative Department was exposed and had a close contact with today’s confirmed COVID-19 patient as per the DOH CHD-Bicol updates earlier, Sept 21,2020.

I am glad to announce to everyone that ALL SB MEMBERS AND STAFF tested NEGATIVE for Covid-19.

Precautionary measures were already taken and all the employees including me and SB Members have undergone rapid testing earlier this afternoon.

I am assuring everyone that necessary actions are being taken such as contact tracing,home quarantine protocols and Alternative Working Arrangement to further avoid the spread of the virus and important matters were already coordinated with the Local Chief Executive,Municipal Health Office and other agencies concerened.

Please bear with us. Our prayers are the best warriors to overcome these challenges,” she said.