Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra
MANILA, Philippines – Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra confirmed he has tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In a message to his constituents posted on Facebook, Gandamra said he was informed of his test result on Sunday night.
“It is with deepest concern that I wish to inform you all that despite careful and religious observance of the minimum health protocols, I have tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed after receiving my RT-PCR result at 9:20 this evening,” he said.
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Posted by City Government of Marawi on Sunday, March 28, 2021
He asked those who recently had close contact with him to have themselves tested or undergo quarantine either at home or in a facility in their respective areas.
Gandamra also called on his constituents to remain vigilant and to continue observing health protocols as he urged them to not be afraid to get vaccinated against the viral respiratory disease.
“I am certain that we are all tired of fighting this unseen opponent. However, I would like to emphasize that this is not the time to relax and become complacent of our actions,” he said.
“Instead, this is a wake-up call to all of us that we should be vigilant and strictly follow the minimum health protocols implemented in the city. Refrain from nonessential travels and avoid mass gatherings as much as possible to effectively avoid being contracted of this virus,” he added.
“Furthermore, this is also a call to action to not be afraid to get vaccinated as this is by far the most impactful move that our government is doing to protect ourselves from the disease,” Gandamra further stated.
The mayor did not say if he has manifested symptoms of coronavirus disease.
He said he is undergoing protocols for COVID-19 patients but assured that the city government will continue providing services for its residents.