Ginatilan mayor, wife test positive for coronavirus

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GINATILAN Mayor Dean Michael Singco tested positive for the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

He confirmed this on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. He also confirmed that his wife, Hannah, also tested positive.

Singco said that he was asymptomatic. He did not experience any symptoms of Covid-19.

He said his wife is a legal frontliner who attended a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 11. She had a fever on Friday night. On Monday, she took a saliva test.

The couple is now in isolation. Singco said the other members of their household are under home quarantine and scheduled to have their swab tests soon.

The mayor said he remains asymptomatic while his wife’s fever is now gone.

Government services

Singco assured that despite his situation, the delivery of government services will not be disrupted.

“With God’s grace, I hope I will not experience symptoms of Covid-19. Our work and services at the municipal hall will continue. I will also work while in isolation,” he said in Cebuano.

He called on the public to strictly observe health protocols to help prevent an increase in positive cases of Covid-19.

Singco is the eighth mayor in Cebu Province who tested positive. Other mayors include:

1. Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura

2. Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia

3. Tuburan Mayor Danilo Diamante

4. Asturias Mayor Antonio Pintor

5. Alcoy Mayor Michael Angelo Sestoso

6. San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya

7. Talisay City Mayor Gerald "Samsam" Gullas

In Metro Cebu, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan has also recovered from Covid-19. (SunStar Cebu/With ANV)