Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has been tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement, her office said that Duterte had mild symptoms and is presently in isolation, adding that her family is requesting privacy on the issue.
“The family requests for complete privacy at this time and respectfully urge the public to refrain from sending tokens for well wishes,” the office of the Davao City mayor said.
Those who have come in close contact with the Davao City mayor in the last 14 days has also been advised to get tested five to seven days from their contract with her. They are also advised to self-monitor for symptoms and isolate.
Sara Duterte’s getting Covid-19 comes at a time when the clamor for her to run for president in 2022 is strong, although she has made it clear that she is seeking reelection as Davao City mayor in 2022.