AFTER more than three months since she recovered from COVID-19, San Ildefonso, Bulacan’s chief executive Mayor Carla Galvez-Tan again tested positive of the disease.
In her social media account, Mayor Galvez-Tan admitted that she was positive again of COVID-19 and is currently being treated and was placed under 14 to 20-day home quarantine.
It was in March 17 of this year when she first contracted the virus so she underwent and completed her 14-day quarantine. However, she experienced mild symptoms in the last few days so she underwent an RT-PCR test and the result showed that she was positive again of COVID-19.
“After being so careful and health conscious dahil ayoko na maospital kase ang hirap, my immune system gave up on me again. Stress, pagod at puyat iwasan po natin. I’m ok po no worries po sa mga nagaalala. Nakikiusap din po ako na mag-quarantine ang mga nakasalamuha ko simula noong Miyerkules,” Tan’s post in her Facebook account.
The Municipal Health Office staff are also working on contact tracing and some of them have also undergone swab testing based on Mayor Tan’s directive to prevent infection.
Currently, the office works at the mayor’s office were canceled starting Monday and will be placed under disinfection while a skeleton workforce scheme will be implemented for the rest of the office departments’ employees.
Other town chief executives who were contracted COVID-19 and had already recovered since the pandemic begun last year were Baliuag Mayor Ferdie Estrella, Bulakan Mayor Vergel Meneses, Bocaue Mayor Jose Santiago, Balagtas Mayor Eladio Gonzales Jr. and Sta Maria Mayor Russel Pleyto. First District Congressman Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado and 4th District Congressman Henry Villarica and even Governor Daniel Fernando also tested positive for the virus last year.