AFTER more than two weeks of isolation, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes has recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and is now back working in his office.
Cortes, who tested positive for Covid-19 on April 4, 2021, said he is happy that he is back in service after two weeks of being placed in isolation.
According to Cortes, it all started when his wife, Sarah Walker-Cortes, experienced shortness of breath.
They immediately decided to take a swab test on April 3.
Sarah tested negative, but the mayor tested positive for Covid-19.
“I didn’t expect to test positive. I was confused that the doctor asked me about my condition although it was not me but my wife who experienced symptoms,” Cortes said in a mix of Cebuano and English.
After his results came out, Cortes said he immediately notified all his close contacts so that they could take all precautionary measures and have themselves swabbed.
Cortes started his quarantine period at home. He eventually moved to a private isolation facility.
Cortes said he was thankful that all his close contacts including his family members tested negative.