Manila, Sept. 7 -- Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has reported back to work to the provincial capitol here on Monday after his swab test for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) came out negative.

"Yes. He went to office," Executive Assistant Charina Magallanes-Tan said.

On Friday, the governor went on self-isolation together with at least 16 of his staff after a utility worker assigned at his office was found infected with the virus.

The Governor's Office, located in the north wing of the capitol building, was locked down for decontamination over the weekend.

Lacson's key staff members, including Magallanes-Tan, also tested negative, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said in a media interview.

He added that among ...