Catanduanes Governor, Wife Test Positive for New COVID-19 Variant

New COVID-19 variant hits governor of Catanduanes, wife

Joseph Cua, the governor of Catanduanes, and his wife tested positive for the new variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Joseph Cua, Catanduanes Governor
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On Tuesday, the Catanduanes governor announced in a statement that they were infected by the dreaded virus.

“Rest assured that the Governor’s Office continues to function given that I am able to work online as I quarantine,” he said.

According to him, his family members as well as all personnel at the governor’s office tested negative for the virus.

However, the main building of the capital will be closed on Wednesday for disinfection. But regular operations will resume in the afternoon.

As of January 25, the Bicol region as per the report from the Department of Health has 155 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty in breathing, cough, and other respiratory problems but a patient may also be positive for the disease even without showing any signs.

With the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019 cases, leaders of different nations are doing their all in order to combat the spread of the deadly virus which started in Wuhan, China in 2019.

Among the safety protocols that everyone must observe are the following; social/physical distancing, wearing masks especially in public places, and using disinfectant from time to time if possible.

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