THE mayors of Ginatilan and Oslob towns in southern Cebu reported on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 that they tested positive for the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
First to report was Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Singco; then he was followed by Oslob Mayor Jose “Jun” Tumulak.
Singco and Tumulak are the ninth and tenth mayors in Cebu who tested positive.
Singco also confirmed that his wife, Hannah, also tested positive.
Singco said he was asymptomatic. He did not experience any symptoms of Covid-19.
As to Tumulak, he did not detail his condition in the Facebook announcement.
Singco said his wife is a legal frontliner who attended a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 11. She had a fever on Friday night. On Monday, she took a saliva test.
The couple is now in isolation. Singco said the other members of their household are under home quarantine and scheduled to have their swab tests soon.
Singco said he remains asymptomatic while his wife’s fever is now gone.