VICE Mayor Geld Aquino of Mabalacat City is now recovering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The vice mayor announced his recovery Wednesday, January 20, one week after he tested positive for the virus.
He thanked his supporters for their prayers and asked the people of Mabalacat to stay safe from Covid-19.
"Maraming salamat po sa prayers. Pagaling at nagre-recover na po ako. God is good po. Stay safe po," he said.
The official earlier said he experienced fever and body pain and had tested positive for the virus.
He said he had no known exposure to a Covid-19 patient.
"Sa aking pagkakaalam, wala po akong naging contact sa isang positive patient," he said.
Aquino said he is now isolated and being treated in a medical center.
"Sa kasalukuyan, ako po ay naka-isolate na po ngayon sa isang ospital for treatment," he said.
The official asked all of his close contacts to undergo self-quarantine prior to swab testing.
"Akin na din pong inabisuhan ang lahat ng aking staff na mag self-quarantine hanggang sa sila ay ma-asses at ma-swab," Aquino said.
The vice mayor, who is a practicing lawyer, said he had suspended legal service in his law office.
"Dahil dito, suspended po muna ang legal services, notary public at iba pang serbisyo publiko ng aking opisina," he added.
Close contacts may coordinate with the City Health Office, according to Aquino.
"Sa mga taong nakasalamuha at nakausap ko ng matagal mula January 4, 2021, kung maaari po sana ay ipagbigay alam lamang ito sa City Health Office o sa Rural Health Unit upang maisailalim kayo sa contact tracing at iba pang assessment," he said.