By Noel Punzalan
COTABATO CITY: The mayor of upland Alamada town in North Cotabato has been infected with the coronavirus disease 2109 (Covid-19).
“Ako po ay naging positibo sa Covid-19 (I am positive for Covid-19),” Mayor Jesus Sacdalan bared in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Based on records of the provincial epidemiology surveillance unit, Sacdalan is the first Covid-19 case in the municipality.
Sacdalan said he might have acquired the virus in a recent gathering where he was the guest speaker.
However, he said he is only manifesting mild symptoms of the virus since has had his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine recently.
He is currently under quarantine at a local isolation facility.
Sacdalan called on individuals he had in close contact with since May 12 to undergo self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus.
Philippine News Agency