Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said Saturday he tested positive for COVID-19, urging supporters not to worry as he would manage the city's affair while in isolation.
Sotto's diagnosis underscores the severity of the omicron surge that has forced the reimposition of Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila and several areas. On Saturday, the Philippines tallied 39,004 new COVID cases, the third straight day that an all-time high was set.
"Naka ilan close call ako sa Delta (gaya nung sa driver ko mismo) pero di ako nahawaan. Matindi talaga ang pagkalat ng Omicron-- sabi nga ng ibang eksperto, LAHAT TAYO ay mae-expose sa variant na ito," Sotto said.
"Kaya lagi po tayong mag-iingat, palakasin natin ang ating mga resistensya, at maging responsable – kung may sintomas wag na munang lumabas," he said.
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