Davao de Oro Vice Gov. Maricar Zamora revealed in a Facebook post that she tested positive for Covid-19.

The official also revealed that she would be confined in a hospital for treatment since she is symptomatic.

“Today, I received my swab test result and unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19. Since I am symptomatic, I would be confined to a hospital for medical attention.”

She advised those who had close contact with her since May 22, 2021 to cooperate with local health authorities and submit themselves for contact tracing.

“As this virus rages, my positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID, that following all precautions as I have done is not a guarantee. This only underscores the seriousness of this virus. It’s a real threat – especially for our most vulnerable loved ones, friends, and neighbors,” she added.

Meanwhile, Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy issued Executive No. 0023, series of 2021 regulating mass gatherings in the entire province to limit the spread of the virus.

“The Executive Order shall take effect immediately,” the announcement posted in the province’s official Facebook account said.

As of June 3, Davao de Oro has 338 active Covid-19 cases. Since the pandemic started, it has 2,076 total confirmed cases, 1,664 recoveries and 74 deaths. – Rommel F. Lopez