Security aide of Bulacan mayor dies of COVID-19
ANGAT, Bulacan — A close-in security aide of Mayor Leonardo De Leon of this town died on Sunday (April 11) after contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), health officials said.
Police Staff Sgt. Joselito “Joy” Villarama, 49, a native of Baliwag town, passed away at dawn inside the Bulacan Infection Control Center (BICC) in City of Malolos, Dr. Protacio Bajao, director of the COVID-19 hospital, confirmed.
Villarama tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7 while the municipal hall was placed on a lockdown due to a virus outbreak.
He was admitted to the BICC on April 9 after experiencing difficulty in breathing.
Bajao said the patient died of “severe Covid pneumonia.”
Villarama had served the Philippine National Police for 22 years.
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