Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto took to his official Facebook page to announce that he has finished his 14-day quarantine after being exposed to his driver who passed away after contracting COVID-19.
“My last night of quarantine!” he wrote. “Nag NEGATIVE ako sa PCR test nung ika-apat na araw mula exposure, kaya safe yung nakasalamuha ko pa nung March 12.”
Despite testing negative four days after his exposure, Vico said he still opted to finish his 14-day quarantine as per the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for close contacts.
“Maari kasing nag i-incubate pa lang ang virus kahit na nag-negative ka na sa test,” the public official explained.
However, Vico said he did not stop working while in quarantine.
“Nag trabaho pa rin ako, pero mas magaan lang ng konti dahil walang face-to-face meetings,” he said. “‘Maraming salamat sa mga panalangin niyo!”
He concluded his post by saying that based on Resolution 104 by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), face-to-face meetings will be avoided until April 5.
“Ang City Hall naman ay nasa Alternative Working Arrangement pa rin,” he said, using the hashtags #FollowHealthProtocols and #BeatCovidTogether.
It could be recalled that on Facebook last March 15, Vico mourned the death of his good friend and trusted driver, Kuya Vener, who succumbed to COVID-19. It was in the same post where he announced that he would be undergoing quarantine as he was exposed to him 2 weeks after making the announcement.
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