Sunday, August 01, 2021

Davao de Oro vice guv tests positive for coronavirus

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DAVAO de Oro Vice Governor Maricar Zamora has tested positive for Sars-CoV-2, the virus causing the Covid-19.

"Today [June 3], I received my swab test result and unfortunately, I tested positive for Covid-19," the vice governor said in a Facebook post on June 3, 2021.

The official said she is symptomatic and will be "confined to a hospital for medical attention."

She encouraged those who had close contact with her since May 22 to cooperate with local health authorities and submit themselves for contact tracing.

"As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from [Covid-19], that following all precautions as I have done is not a guarantee," Zamora said.

"This only underscores the seriousness of this virus. It’s a real threat – especially for our most vulnerable loved ones, friends, and neighbors," Zamora added.

In a separate post, she said she did not lose her sense of taste and has been eating while being quarantined in a facility.

On January 21 this year, her father, Davao de Oro First District Representative Manuel "Way Kurat" Zamora, also tested positive for Sars-CoV-2. The representative has since recovered.

Vice Governor Zamora is the latest official in Davao Region to have tested positive for the virus.

Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang and Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) Mayor Al David Uy have also tested positive for the Covid-19 virus several weeks ago.

Dayanghirang said in his latest post that he is slowly recovering.

In an interview with GMA's One Mindanao, Uy said he has returned to his mayoral duty despite not yet fully recovered.


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