Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano has tested positive for COVID-19.

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a statement on Feb. 9, the mayor announced that she is currently in isolation after testing positive for the disease.

“Nais ko lamang ipaalam na sa araw na ito, nakaramdam po ang inyong lingkod ng ilang sintomas ng COVID 19 dahilan upang ako po ay magpa PCR Test o magpa swab test kaagad. Sa resulta, nakita na ako ay nagpositibo sa nasabing sakit. (I would like to inform everyone today that I experienced symptoms of COVID-19 which led me to undergo a PCR Test or swab test right away. The result turned out to be positive.),” Rubiano said.

The Pasay City mayor said contact tracing is being conducted to inform her recent contacts and to identify where and from whom she got the disease.

Rubiano assured Pasay residents that she will continue to fulfill her duties as mayor despite her condition.

“Aking inatasan ang lahat ng departamento na huwag pabayaan ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan. Binigyan ko na rin ng direktiba ang ating mga opisyal at kawani ng lokal na pamahalaan na tuloy-tuloy lang ang mga programa at proyekto sa gitna ng aking kasalukuyang kalagayan (I have ordered all departments to continue assisting our residents with their needs. I also gave a directive to our local officials to continue with the city’s programs and projects amid my current condition),” she added.

Rubiano reminded Pasay residents to be cautious as anyone can be infected by COVID-19.

“Talagang kailangan natin ang tulong ng pagpapabakuna at pananalangin sa Panginoon upang tuluyan nating mapagtagumapayan ang sakit na ito (We really need vaccination and prayers to help overcome this disease),” she said.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/09/pasay-city-mayor-rubiano-tests-positive-for-covid-19/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pasay-city-mayor-rubiano-tests-positive-for-covid-19)