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Lapu-Lapu City administrator has COVID-19

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital Correspondent | February 19,2021 - 08:20 PM

Lapu-Lpu City Administrator lawyer Danilo Almendras

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Danilo Almendras, the Lapu-Lapu City Administrator, has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan during a press briefing on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Chan said that Almendras underwent an RT-PRC test after he manifested a symptom of the virus, such as coughing.

He said that on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the result of his test came-out, confirming that the city administrator is positive for the virus.

“Actually, currently nag-isolate siya sa hospital,” Chan said, adding that the hospital is just located in Lapu-Lapu.

Due to this, the mayor said that they disinfected the office of Almendras.

Aside from this, eight personnel of the City Administrator’s Office has already undergone a swab test.

Chan also urged those of have close contact with Almendras to isolate themselves and undergo swab testing voluntarily.

“Nana ta’y na PCR within sa iyang office, outside sa iyang office, naa sad,” he added. /rcg

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