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Jul 9, 2020 @ 10:20

NIA shuts down, confirms 7 COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 had crept into the gates of National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and afflicted seven of its employees.

In a statement, NIA said that as of July 08, a total of 640 NIA employees and personnel already underwent Rapid Testing.

Of this, 629 of which tested negative, while 10 personnel who tested IgM Positive were subjected to Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test/Swab Testing. To date, NIA has a total of seven confirmed cases with three recoveries and zero death.

Following this, the entire NIA Central Office was locked down on July 01, 2020 to pave way for disinfection activities and installation of office protective coverings to prevent and control the spread of the virus.

All employees, excluding essential personnel, are also placed under 14-Day Quarantine while adopting Work-from-Home Arrangement.

In addition, face shields, face masks, hygiene kits, and multivitamins to employees, and Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfecting Germicidal Sterilizer Light per office were provided by the Agency.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, called all NIA employees to remain vigilant against COVID-19 and do necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus.


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