COVID-19 positive Manila Mayor Isko Moreno allegedly lost his sense of smell and taste, according to a medical bulletin. Meanwhile, his vice mayor, Honey Lacuna, has recovered and been released from the hospital.
“Our Honorable Mayor, on his 5th hospital day, has reported loss of smell and taste, which is part of the covid-19 disease spectrum,” according to the medical bulletin released by Dr. Grace Padilla, director of Sta. Ana Hospital, this Friday.
The doctor added that the mayor was eating and that the pain in his body was reduced.
Throughout the day, Moreno allegedly did not take pain reliever medication.
“He is comfortable and well-rested,” said the bulletin. “His vital signs continuously remain stable.”
The mayor was taken to Sta. Ana Hospital this Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.
Mayor Isko said he had a cough, fever, and body aches.
The mayor tested positive for the virus a week after his vice mayor, Honey Lacuna, first tested positive for COVID-19.
Mayor Isko lost sense of smell, taste
On Thursday, the vice mayor posted on Facebook that she had been released from the hospital.
“I Thank You this day for Your mercy and grace! I am grateful for Your healing power, and for the abundant blessings You have given me. Heavenly Father, I bow my heart to You and pray. Thank you for the gift of family and friends, for renewed health and for the overwhelming care of our dear medical frontliners! Thank you so much Sta Ana Hospital!!!❤️❤️❤️,” Lacuna said.
The vice mayor thanked his family, friends, those who prayed, and the medical workers.
Mayor Isko also posted on his FB account to greet Lacuna, and thank the healthcare workers of Sta. Ana Hospital.
The package costs P5,900 for members with COVID-19 who have asymptomatic or mild symptoms and are quarantined at home after going through the Barangay Health and Emergency Team.