After earlier meeting with Department of Budget and Management Secretary Wendel Avisado and Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, both of whom have since been quarantined after possible exposure to the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Iloilo City lone district Rep. Julienne Baronda is under quarantine.
“I am subjecting myself to home quarantine even if I do not have any symptoms of Covid-19 as a standard precautionary measure advised by health authorities,” she explained in a statement.
In addition, Iloilo City Councilor Alan Zaldivar is quarantined after members of his family recently arrived from Australia, which currently has 156 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
“As chairman of the Committee on Health, it is imperative to be a role model,” the city official stated.
Meanwhile, the congresswoman urged the public to take care of their health by taking multivitamins, exercising, and observing sanitation procedures./WDJ