Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon wearing a face mask and face shield (from Commissioner Guanzon’s Facebook account)

“I am now a PUI since March 26, 2020.”

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon announced via her Facebook post that she is a person under investigation (PUI) after being exposed on March 5 in Metro Manila to a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive government official, whom she did not name.

“I was advised to be tested for COVID19 yesterday in the regional hospital here in Bacolod City. I must be isolated for 14 days or up to April 9, 2020,” she said.

She added that she had been on self-quarantine since arriving from Manila through Cebu on March 14, 2020, after staying in Cebu for two days in a hotel and that she has a high risk of getting the infected.

“I am 62 y.o., asthmatic, hypertensive, and therefore at high risk of infection,” she wrote.

The election commissioner said she is doing fine.

“So far I am ok. No fever. No body malaise but I get tired easily. I am coughing and I have a stuffy nose in the morning,”

On March 23, Guanzon tweeted her dismay over the alleged preferential treatment in availing the COVID-19 tests on some government officials and their families who are neither high risk nor symptomatic of the disease.

(Rommel F. Lopez)