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Quezon governor Suarez test positive for COVID-19

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By Joenald Medina Rayos

LUCENA City – Quezon Governor Danilo Suarez made public on Thursday that he was tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In his post in Facebook, Suarez, 79, said he underwent a routine RT-PCR test Wednesday and received the result Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, he said he is feeling well so far and his doctors are monitoring his condition. However, the governor urged the people who had a close contact with him in the past days to undergo a self-quarantine and monitor themselves for any symptom that may surface.

He also asked the public to keep in heart the observance of basic health protocols of wearing face mask and hand washing to ensure public safety.

Governor Suarez has been busy attending to different affairs in the province during the past week days that include the distribution of financial aids and other reliefs to his constituents.

Beneficiaries braved the risk of being infected of the deadly corona virus as they wait for their turn to receive the financial aid at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City, May 3.| Photo by Quezon PIO

Last Monday, he joined Vice Gov. Sam Nantes, BM Yna Liwanag at the payout of Aid to Individual in Crisis Situation (AICS) Payout at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City.

As of 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Quezon province has 10,911 confirmed covid cases, 851 of which are active cases. There are 9,637 Quezonians who recovered, but there were 423 others who died of the virus.|BNN

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