Mayor Isko Moreno submits to self-quarantine after UK travel


Manila Mayor Isko Moreno submitted himself to 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 .

Meanwhile, senator 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.


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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. 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.