Municipal hall

Alfonso and Cavite close town hall and health center as COVID-19 cases rise

CAVITE — The local government of Alfonso, Cavite announced on Friday the closure of the town hall, as well as the municipal health center after several employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Alfonso Mayor Randy Salamat said 82 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Until disinfection during contact tracing, sarado muna po ang ating munisipyo bukas,” Salamat said.

(The closure of our municipal hall is to make way for our disinfection, contact tracing.)

The vaccination rollout will continue, however, but only for those with confirmed appointments.

“Wala po munang walks in his bakunahan. Sa masisipag at minamahal nating barangay officials to ASB [Barangay Health Workers] po kayo pwede magpalista para inyong pagbabakuna in susunod na schedule,” Salamat said.

(There would be no appointment for our vaccination. You can register with our barangay officers and health workers for the next schedule.)

On Thursday, the local government of Alfonso also suspended classes at all levels, public and private, from Friday until January 21.

Earlier today, the Department of Education (DepEd) suspended classes at all levels from January 17-29 in Calabarzon amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the region.

The country is facing a new wave of new cases of COVID-19 most likely caused by the omicron variant.

On Thursday, the Philippines confirmed more than 34,000 new infections – the highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic.

—Michael Delizo, ABS-CBN News