Baguio City Mayor and Contact Tracing Czar Benjamin Magalong announced Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Contact tracing efforts are underway for those whom I have come into close contact with. I also strongly advise everybody to observe the minimum health standards,” Magalong said in a Facebook post.
The police-turned-politiko said the news “came out as a devastating blow for me and my family.”
“The seriousness of this pandemic is something that we should not take for granted. It is a difficult situation and I don’t want anyone of you to be in this condition as it is emotionally, psychologically and financially difficult for our loved ones to bear,” he said.
” However, despite the predicament I am in, please be rest assured that we are still monitoring closely the City’s situation and coordinating to the proper authorities the necessary things to be done,” he added.