Pasay mayor tests positive for COVID-19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 9) — The mayor of Pasay City, Emi Calixto-Rubiano, shared on Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

She said she started experiencing flu-like symptoms, so she decided to undergo a swab test.

"Ako po ngayon ay nag-isolate at isinasagawa na rin ang COVID protocols ng lungsod on contact tracing sa maaring source ng sakit at sa mga aking mga nakasalamuha para maiwasan ang tuluyang pagkalat nito," she said in a statement.

[Translation: I am now in isolation and the city is conducting contact tracing to find out the source of my infection and the people I came in contact with to stop its transmission.]

Pasay City has to date 7,137 coronavirus cases, with 80 active cases remaining and 184 deaths.