MANILA – A high-ranking official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The said official is no other MMDA’s general manager Jojo Garcia who himself announced Saturday he is going on self-quarantine after testing positive of the disease.
“I wish to inform everyone that I will have to work from home as I have been found positive for COVID-19,” Garcia said.
“My work puts me under a lot of risks, and this is part of it,” he added. “I embrace this challenge with full trust and faith in God that I will overcome the same with your prayers.”
MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said Garcia may have acquired the virus last March 23 as “he had been in a meeting with another attendee who tested positive for COVID-19.”
Pialago is now also under self-isolation.
At present, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is pegged at 803 including 54 deaths and 31 recoveries. (ia/sovereignph.com)