Mina town mayor, wife positive for COVID-19

Posted by watchmen
February 13, 2021

Iloilo province’s Mina town mayor, his wife and personal driver tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.

Mayor Rey Grabato announced this yesterday, adding, “Positibo kami pero asymptomatic.”

The three immediately self-isolated upon learning the results of their reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test released two days earlier.

Grabato said they may have contracted the virus at a wake in a village in the town early this month.

“Ang akon suspetsa sang February 5 may napatay kami nga retired policeman nga inuglubong. Bilang mayor, obligasyon ko nga magbisita sa iya balay,” he said.

Following their positive RT-PCR results, the mayor ordered the Municipal Health Office to rollout a thorough contact tracing.

As of Wednesday, February 10, Mina had a total of 354 COVID-19 cases, of which 43 were active and 303 recovered. The town also recorded eight COVID-19 deaths./WDJ

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