Comelec commissioner Guanzon listed as PUI

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 05:03 PM March 27, 2020
Rowena Guanzon is PUI

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections posts a photo of herself on Facebook, while in 14-day quarantine after she came in contact with a government official who was COVID-19 positive. PHOTO rom Guanzon’s Facebook

BACOLOD – Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been classified as person under investigation after she came in contact with an official who was COVID-19 positive and had exhibited symptoms of the disease.

She, however, declined to name the official whom she met in Manila on March 9.


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

But Guanzon said she had a high risk of infection since aside from being 62 years old, she was asthmatic and hypertensive.


She said she arrived in Bacolod on March 14 after staying two days in Cebu.

After she learned that the official was COVID-19 positive, she heeded the advice to have herself tested at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital in Bacolod on Thursday and went on isolation.

She was staying in the house of her brother and his wife, who are both physicians. She would be under quarantine for 14 days or until April 9.

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