The Municipality of San Vicente Mayor Amy Alvarez on Thursday, September 9, said in a statement that she tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
According to Mayor Alvarez, she was taken to the hospital yesterday morning after the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result showed that she was positive for COVID-19.
“Nag-request po ako ng antigen test dahil sa mga mild symptoms na aking nararamdaman. Dahil ako po ay may asthma at comorbidities, pinayuhan po ako ng doktor na magpa-hospital sa lalong madaling panahon,” she said.
Alvarez added that, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) immediately started contact tracing and antigen testing on her direct and indirect contacts to prevent the spread of the virus.
“Ang mga nakasalamuha ko po mula araw ng Sabado ay malugod kong pinakikiusapan na makipag-ugnayan sa ating health personnel para sa libreng antigen test,” she expressed.
The mayor apologized for the delayed services due to her hospitalization. She said, meetings and activities that do not require the presence of the local chief executive should be continued. If her doctor allows, she can participate via teleconference.