Magalang mayor joins growing list of Covid-stricken mayors of Pampanga
The mayor of Magalang town in Pampanga became the latest mayor in the province to test positive for Covid-19.
In an official statement, Magalang Mayor Romulo Pecson announced the positive result of his reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test released on Thursday.
In a Philippine News Agency report, the mayor said he had isolated himself and assured his constituents that he would still perform his duties remotely.
Staff members who had contact with Pecson are now under strict home quarantine, he said.
“Kasalukuyan pong mabuti ang aking kalagayan at ipinagdarasal ko po ang mabilis na paggaling ng lahat ng tinamaan ng virus na ito,” the mayor said.
Pecson was the latest mayor in Pampanga to be stricken with the disease, following the announcement of at least five others, according to PNA.
Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino said he tested positive on April 6, within weeks of a similar disclosure from Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo on March 28.
Other mayors who contracted the disease were Rene Maglanque of Candaba, Darwin Manalansan of Floridablanca, and Leonardo Flores of Macabebe.
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