5 NIA-6 personnel have COVID

first_imgAnother contact tracing would be launched. They belonged to different departments of NIA-6, he said. Four of the five personnel were residents of this city while one was a resident of Calinog, Iloilo, according to NIA-6 information officer Steve Cordero. It was only on Aug. 5 when the office was temporarily closed for decontamination after two personnel tested positive for COVID-19. They were asymptomatic, said Cordero, just like their two other COVID-positive colleagues.         NIA-6 would reopen after the disinfection, according to Cordero. The results were released yesterday, and the five personnel were immediately ordered to observe quarantine. “After nag-positive ang duha ka employees nagpa-schedule (Aug. 10) kami swab sa tanan namon nga skeletal workforce,” said Cordero. Cordero, however, stressed that these five NIA-6 personnel were not close contacts of the first two employees tested with COVID. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The NIA-6 office would again be locked down for disinfection.  ILOILO City – Five personnel of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region 6 in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing to seven the number of its employees with the illness. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PNlast_img