Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who is also the country’s contact tracing czar for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), has tested positive for the virus.

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“It is with a sad note that I would like to inform everyone that as of my RT-PCR test conducted yesterday morning (April 2, 2021), to which my results came out at 4:30 p.m. of the same day, I was tested positive of the Covid-19 virus,” Magalong said in a statement.

“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 (Baguio) City’s situation and coordinating to the proper authorities the necessary things to be done,” he further said.

Contact tracing efforts are now under way for those who came in contact with Magalong. SOVEREIGNPH

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