DUMAGUETE CITY—A community hospital at the border of the provinces of Negros Oriental and Occidental has been placed on lockdown after its chief nurse died and was found positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo had ordered the temporary closure of Inapoy Community Primary Hospital (ICPH) in Mabinay town for the isolation of health workers, patients and their guardians.
At a press briefing on Friday (Aug. 29), Dr. Liland Estacion, Negros Oriental assistant health officer, said the nurse was male, 50-years-old and from Negros Occidental.
The nurse first arrived in ICPH last Aug. 20 with eight of his co…