Lapu-Lapu City dad, 4 family members of town mayor ‘positive’

LAPU-LAPU City Councilor Rico Amores has coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

According to the official, he developed fever and cough on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Unsure about his condition, he requested the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office to take a swab sample from him and test it for Covid-19. In the meantime, he placed himself on isolation.

He said his fever and his cough are gone, but the result of his swab was positive.

His family was made to undergo the rapid diagnostic test when he was swabbed, but they all tested negative, he said.

But just to make sure they don’t have Covid-19, they will also be swabbed, he added.

The city councilor believes he was infected while at the Lapu-Lapu City Hall since his daily routine involves a trip there and then back to his house.

However, Amores said he visited his dentist on June 16 and met with a client that day.

Amores, though, is confident he will overcome the disease.

Meanwhile, four members of Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano “Gungun” Gica’s family tested positive for Covid-19.

The mayor posted the announcement on his official Facebook page on Thursday, June 18.

“My father Atty. Edgar, my mother Marna, my brother Erick and his partner Kristine have all tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote on his post.

However, he said they have been placed on isolation in Cebu City and haven’t been back to the town since the onset of their symptoms, he said.

They are currently asymptomatic, he said.

Gica said his family and the family of his brother Erwin, the town’s vice mayor, who have stayed in Dumanjug, have not been in contact with them since then.

“We are hoping for your prayers that our family will overcome this situation,” Gica said in Cebuano. (GCM/ANV/PJB)