MANILA, Philippines – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danny Lim on Tuesday confirmed that he tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In a Facebook post, Lim said he received information about the result on Monday night after taking a routine swab test.
He said he had been regularly going to work since the community quarantine was implemented in March to maintain MMDA services.
“Kagabi, matapos kong sumailalim sa routine swab test, nakuha ko na ang results at lumabas na positive ako sa COVID-19 sa kabila ng palaging pag-iingat at pagsunod nang maigi sa mga health protocols sa lahat ng pagkakataon,” he said.
“Pinapakita lang nito kung gaano katindi ang COVID-19 at lahat ay pwedeng tamaan,” he added.
Lim said his symptoms remain mild, and that he has been undergoing self-isolation.
“Nananatiling mild ang aking mga sintomas at sinusunod ko ang payo ng aming doktor para maalagaan ko ang aking kalusugan ngayon. I will continue to self-isolate for now,” he said.
“Agad ko rin sinabihan ang lahat ng mga taong may close contact sa akin nitong nakaraang linggo na i-monitor ang kanilang mga sarili at mag self-isolate na nang 14 days,” he added.
Lim said his wife and children tested negative for COVID-19.
“Nagpapasalamat ako nang lubos dahil ang aking maybahay at anak ay negative sa test. Bunga ito ng mahigpit din na pag-observe namin ng health protocols kahit sa bahay,” he said.
Despite contracting the viral disease, the MMDA chairman said he will continue to work remotely and conduct meetings via teleconference.
He also reminded the public to strictly follow health and safety protocols amid the threat of COVID-19.
“Patuloy na mag-ingat ang lahat at bigyang prayoridad ang inyong kalusugan. Sumunod tayo palagi sa health protocols para mapangalagaan ang ating mga sarili pati ang mga nasa paligid natin,” he said.
Here is the adjusted schedule of operations of the ferry service:
December 25, 2020 – No operation
December 26, 2020 – Resumption of Operation
December 31, 2020 – No Operation
January 1, 2021 – No Operation
January 2, 2021 – Resumption of Normal Operation
The Pasig River Ferry System operates from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City to Intramuros in Manila with selected stations open for passengers including Pinagbuhatan and San Joaquin in Pasig City; Guadalupe in Makati City; Hulo in Mandaluyong City; and Lambingan, Sta. Ana, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Escolta and Lawton in Manila.
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