San Juan mayor tests negative for COVID-19

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 01 2020 12:41 PM

MANILA — San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora announced on Wednesday that he tested negative for COVID-19. 

He made the announcement after one of his staff was infected with the new strain of coronavirus, which prompted him on Sunday to start undergoing self-quarantine. 

Zamora posted his COVID-19 test results, which he received from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, on his social media account.

“My COVID-19 test shows that I am NEGATIVE,” he said on Twitter, adding he will continue his 14-day quarantine to follow the Department of Health’s protocol.

“I am now on my 4th day & continue to feel perfectly ok,” he said before thanking those who prayed for his health.

Zamora had said that the staff who tested positive for COVID-19 was asymptomatic.

San Juan has among the most number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila. Based on the Department of Health’s NCOVTracker website as of Wednesday morning, San Juan has 104 confirmed COVID-19 cases, falling behind Quezon City with 331, Manila with 146 and Makati with 112.

There are now more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. Of that number, 49 have recovered and 88 have died.