CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Another mayor in Tarlac province was tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
A statement of the Capas Information Office (CIO) said the result of town Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan’s reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test released on Tuesday showed that he contracted the disease.
According to the Municipal Health Office, Catacutan acquired the virus from his daily exposure to his constituents.
“With this, we sincerely ask the public to join us in our prayers for Mayor Catacutan’s healing and fast recovery in his isolation,” the CIO said.
As a result, the Office of the Mayor will temporarily be closed for disinfection pending the swab test results of all staff members exposed to the official.
However, a skeletal force shall remain to work at the Chief of Staff and Administrator’s Office to serve the public.
Last Sunday, Concepcion Mayor Andy Lacson was also found positive for Covid-19. On Monday, he was reported to be in stable condition.
“We will continuously monitor our operations while I seek medical treatment to my moderate symptoms,” he said on his social media page. (PNA)