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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is negative for COVID-19

/ 06:21 PM March 15, 2021
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is negative for COVID-19

(FILE PHOTO) Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto tested negative for COVID-19, the local chief executive confirmed this himself in a tweet on Monday afternoon.

According to Sotto, the results of his and his companions’ RT-PCR swab tests came out earlier this day and they were all found negative for the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Sotto and his close contacts had themselves tested after his long-time driver died last week because of COVID-19.

“NEGATIVE ang result ng [RT-PCR] test ko.  Negative din ‘yung nakasama namin sa sasakyan.  Thank you for your messages and prayers,” he wrote on Twitter.

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“Let’s all do our part to prevent the spread of this virus and its variants,” he added.

Earlier, the Pasig City mayor said he would go on self-quarantine for two weeks despite not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

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