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Mild case lang: Joric Gacula tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020 @ 8:20

Taytay, Rizal Mayor Joric Gacula has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), he announced on Sunday, March 29.

In a Facebook video, Gacula said he underwent testing for COVID-19 after exhibiting symptoms such as an itchy throat, chills and slight fever on March 24.

“Ngayong araw ng linggo, natanggap ko ang email na ako po ay COVID-19 positive. Sabi po ng aking doktor, nabibilang ako doon sa tinawatag na may ‘mild case’ ng COVID-19,” he said.

Gacula said he remains under home quarantine but would continue to manage efforts to contain COVID-19 in Taytay.

He said he’s constantly in touch with the municipal budget officer, treasurer, the Sangguniang Bayan and the vice mayor to ensure relief goods continue to reach residents amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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