CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A town Mayor in Misamis Oriental was found positive of covid-19 virus a day after prohibiting all town activities as the deadly virus scored seven deaths and infected 45 others there.
Town Mayor Redentor Jardin, of Jasaan, a coastal town of Misamis Oriental, 37 kilometers east of here was found positive of Corona-19 virus, a village chief said Saturday.
Jardin became the confirmed 45 covid positive person in Jasaan.
Village Chief Alan Leuterio of the town’s Upper Poblacion, said that Jardin was found positive of the deadly virus Thursday, a day after issuing a memorandum stopping all social activities in the town.
“Jardin is now under home quarantine, confined in a separate room in the family-owned compound in Jasaan,” Leuterio said.
He said that all members of Jardin’s household will undergo swab tests.
Leuterio said that the contact tracing on all those who have contacts with the mayor and members of the family were also mobilized.
On Wednesday, Jardin issued a memorandum prohibiting all social activities in the town in the next 14-day starting May 18, 2021 after a surge of the deadly virus was reported.
In an interview with the local media Thursday, Jardin confirmed the death of seven COVID-19 patients and the admission of 44 other COVID -19 positive townsfolk.
He said that the closure of all hotels, restaurants and tourist resorts in Jasaan is only temporary pending result of the evaluation of the anti-covid inter-agency task force after the 14- day period has elapsed. -0-