QC Mayor Joy Belmonte tests positive for COVID-19

  • Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Mayor Belmonte said she has practiced the necessary health protocols but still got infected
  • She ordered the temporary closure of the common areas of City Hall for disinfection

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said she has tested positive for COVID-19.

Image by Quezon City Government via Facebook

In a statement released by the Quezon City government on Facebook, Mayor Belmonte confirmed she is COVID-19 positive. She said that while it is unfortunate she got the infection, she still feels lucky it was found out early.

Mayor Belmonte said she is feeling well and asymptomatic and will strictly follow the quarantine protocols of the Department of Health. The Quezon Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (QC-ESU) have also started their contact tracing procedures. Common areas of City Hall have been temporarily shut for disinfection.

The city leader said it is possible she contracted the disease by visiting health centers and hospitals. Mayor Belmonte said she doesn’t regret doing any of it.

“Dahil sa pagdalaw sa ating mga health center at ospital, special concern lockdown areas at mga komunidad upang alamin ang kanilang mga pangangailangan, sa simula pa lang, batid na naming posibleng mangyari ito. Pero hindi ko po ito pinagsisisihan. Inihanda ko na po ang aking sarili at buong puso ko po itong tinatanggap,” she said.

Image by Mayor Joy Belmonte via Facebook

Mayor Belmonte added that she has practiced the necessary precaution but still got infected. She said may her situation be a reminder for the public to take care of our own health.

“Nangyari po ito sa kabila ng aking ibayong pag-iingat, pagsusuot ng facemask, madalas na paghugas ng kamay, at social distancing. Kaya sana ay magsilbi itong paalala na ang COVID-19 ay tunay na isang kakaibang sakit na dapat pag-ingatan pa nang lubusan,” she said.

Despite being COVID-19 positive, Mayor Belmonte assured that the local government of Quezon City will continue serving its constituents.

“Bagama’t limitado ang aking pagkilos, mananatili po akong nakatutok sa kalagayan at pangangailangan ng buong Quezon City,” she said.

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