BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
The Bacolod office of the Commission on Elections will remain closed until Sunday after two more of its personnel tested positive for Covid-19, Comelec officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña said yesterday.
Caña said the two were swabbed Sunday after a co-worker, who was with them during a special registration at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, tested positive for the disease.
The swab test results were released yesterday.
She said that of the 16 personnel swabbed, 13 including herself, yielded negative results for Covid-19 while the one, who was tested Monday, is still waiting for the result.
Caña also said that two of the Covid-positive personnel experienced mild symptoms as they have already been fully vaccinated and one is now confined at a private hospital.
Voter registration at Robinsons and SM malls and at the University of St. La Salle, scheduled this week and next week, have been cancelled.
Caña appealed for the understanding of the public but assured that they will resume their operations on August 30 at SM City Mall.
Registration at the Comelec office at the Bacolod BAYS Center, that was already disinfected last week, will resume on September 1, while the satellite registration at Robinsons was moved to September 10 and 11.*