COVID-19

NoCot mayor becomes 1st Covid-19 case in town

By Noel Punzalan

The Facebook post of Alamada, North Cotabato Mayor Jesus Sacdalan, announcing he has contracted the coronavirus disease. He is the first recorded Covid-19 patient in the town.

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

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