Garcia tests negative for Covid-19

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. (File photo)

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has tested negative for Covid-19, Capitol announced Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

She took a Covid test on Aug. 6, after delivering her message during Cebu’s 451st Charter Day celebration. She also announced that her brother, Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia, was battling Covid-19.

The Barili mayor is the third mayor in Cebu to have been reported to have been stricken with Covid-19. Mayors Junard Chan of Lapu-Lapu City and Sun Shimura of Daanbantayan contracted the coronavirus disease in June and both have recovered.

The governor underwent a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test on Aug. 6.

This came days after the Garcia siblings launched the all-terrain vehicle adventure in Barili on Aug. 2.

On Aug. 7, the Provincial Health Office announced that the governor’s RT-PCR test result was negative. This is why Garcia was able to continue with the reopening of the tourism activities in Camotes on Aug. 8, together with the Provincial Task Force.

Garcia was once believed to have been infected with Covid-19 and that she was confined in a private hospital.

Garcia slammed the allegations and clarified that she had been busy holding meetings for the full reopening of tourism in the province which is now under modified general community quarantine. (ANV / CCP)


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