- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19
- Belmonte bared that she is feeling fine and has no COVID-19 symptoms right now
- The contact tracing for those she interacted with recently has already started
- She also said that this should be a reminder to everyone to be more cautious in preventing COVID-19
- The Quezon City has 3,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of July 7, 2020
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte announced on Wednesday morning that she tested positive for coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
KAMI learned that Belmonte is thankful that she immediately discovered her current health condition.
In a Facebook post by the Quezon City Government, Belmonte shared that she is asymptomatic and feeling fine.
“Nais ko pong ipahayag sa lahat ng aking minamahal na QCitizens na ako po ay nag-positibo sa aking huling COVID-19 test. Nagpapasalamat po ako na agad itong natuklasan,” she said.
“Sa ngayon, maayos po ang aking kalagayan at wala po akong nararamdamang anumang sintomas,” she added.
The local government of Quezon City already started the contact tracing for those she interacted with recently.
The QC mayor reminded everyone that she got infected by the deadly coronavirus even though she was being cautious, always wears her face mask, regularly washes her hand, and maintains social distancing.
“Nangyari po ito sa kabila ng aking ibayong pag-iingat, pagsusuot ng facemask, madalas na paghugas ng kamay, at social distancing,” Belmonte said in a statement.
“Kaya sana ay magsilbi itong paalala na ang COVID-19 ay tunay na isang kakaibang sakit na dapat pag-ing atan pa nang lubusan,” she continued.
As of July 7, 2020, the Quezon City has 3,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The active cases are 1,301, while 2,214 patients were able to recover.
Quezon City is a highly urbanized and most populous city in the Philippines. It is the largest city in terms of population and land area in Metro Manila.
The approval rating of the Metro Manila mayors and local government units was released two months ago. Quezon City had the highest disapproval rating. 36.84% of the respondents were not satisfied with the COVID-19 response of Joy Belmonte.
Meanwhile, two barangays in Quezon City were placed under “extreme enhanced community quarantine” three months ago because of the spike in COVID-19 cases.
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