BUTUAN CITY – The mayor of the Agusan del Sur town of San Luis has ordered the suspension of work due to the increase of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the area.

Mayor Phoebe L. Corvera issued Wednesday an executive order suspending work among local and national agencies for five days.

“As of April 20, this municipality already has 15 active cases of Covid-19, who are all quarantined on a Ligtas Covid-19 facility,” Corvera said, even as she advised all employees to stay at home.

She said most of the recent Covid-19 patients had engaged in government transactions with the municipal government in the area.


During the work suspension, disinfection, cleaning, and sanitation activities will be conducted on the premises and within the Municipal Hall and other government buildings in San Luis.

Contact tracing will also be conducted on all persons known to have exposure to Covid-19 patients.

Corvera said diagnostic testing will also be done on all employees of the local government unit, inclding Rapid Anti Body Test, Rapid Antigen Test, as well as Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test to employees who have flu-like symptoms and known to have close contact with Covid-19 positive patients.

Exempted from work suspension are employees involved in the delivery of basic health services and those involved in disaster preparedness and response. (PNA)