Manila Mayor Isko Moreno submitted himself to self-quarantine following his trip to the United Kingdom, which already has more than 300 COVID-19 positive cases.
“I will submit myself to self-quarantine. Para lang mapanatag kayo. I will stay in City Hall. I will do some test also,” Moreno said.
The mayor, who was wearing a face mask, announced during a meeting with Manila health officials, and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, Wednesday evening.
Mayor Isko Moreno visited London to meet with the UK’s task force on the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, senator Nancy Binay and Win Gatchalian would also undergo self-quarantine after they have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive resource person in a recent Senate committee.
Mayor Isko Moreno, senators, submit to self-quarantine
“I have recently been informed that a resource person who attended the hearing of the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture last March 5, 2020, which I Chair, has tested positive for COVID-19,” Gatchalian said in a statement.
“Though I am asymptomatic and feel healthy, I will follow government set protocols on such cases and go into self-quarantine immediately given that I interacted with the said individual during that committee hearing,” he added.
“Following the decision of Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian to go into self-quarantine, I have likewise decided to take similar precautions and self-monitor for the next 14 days,” Binay said in a statement on Wednesday.
Both of the senators instructed their staff also to take the same precaution and go into self-quarantine.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on separate announcements said last night that they would undergo self-quarantine after interacting with COVID-19 positive patients.