NIA updates on COVID-19

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 14:51


NIA Central Office – In light of recent developments of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) immediately adhered to the necessary protocols of subjecting all Central Office employees to Rapid Antibody-Based Test at Veterans Memorial Medical Center on June 24, 2020.

Following this action, 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.

As of July 08, 2020, a total of 640 NIA employees and personnel already underwent Rapid Testing. Six hundred twenty-nine (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 (7) confirmed cases with three (3) recoveries and zero (0) death.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, call all NIA employees to remain vigilant against COVID-19 and do necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus. Administrator Visaya assures that the health and safety of employees are on the top priorities of the Management in these challenging times of pandemic disease.

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