La Union Governor Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III is now among the growing list of politikos who got infected with the coronavirus.
The governor announced his positive test results in a Facebook post on Thursday, September 9. He said he currently has minor symptoms and is now under quarantine.
“I was tested positive. Thank GOD, I am okay and only experiencing minor symptoms. Ako ay kasalukuyang naka-isolate and I have also directed my team to immediately start contact tracing operations and other necessary measures,” said Ortega.
“My case goes to show that no one is exempted from contracting the virus. That is why I ask everyone to remain careful and keep your guards up all the time,” he added.
Ortega said he plans to continue working from home, but he will also take time to “pause and reflect” during his mandatory 14-day quarantine.