Tue. May 17th, 2022

President Rodrigo Duterte had no contact with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday.

(Photo Courtesy: South China Morning Post)

Roque likewise announced the President will preside over the regular Talk to the People, signifying that he is in good health condition.

“I will be flying to Davao right after my press briefing, together with the selected members of the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases). Sowe will not be invited there if the President had close contact,” he told the media partly in Filipino.

The Davao City government announced late Saturday that its mayor has mild symptoms and is under isolation.

“The family requests for complete privacy at this time and respectfully urge the public to refrain from sending tokens for well wishes. Everyone who came in close contact with Mayor Sara in the last 14 days is hereby advised to self-monitor for symptoms and get RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) tested five to seven days from your contact with her,” the city government posted on Facebook.

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