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Cagayan mayor contracts COVID-19; denies breaching protocols

/ 06:58 PM May 30, 2021

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Mayor Joan Dunuan of Baggao town in Cagayan province on Sunday (May 30) confirmed that she tested positive for COVID-19 based on the swab test result she received on the same day.

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In an interview with the Inquirer, Dunuan said she has not displayed symptoms of COVID-19 and is on home quarantine.

She also denied allegations that she breached health protocols when a video and photographs showing her dancing without a face mask at an event.

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“Those were taken more than a year ago when we were still allowed to go out. This is only a political stunt of my opponents to tarnish my image,” she said.

According to the mayor, a case of a South African variant (B.1.351) of COVID-19 was also recorded in the town, prompting her to place the town hall on a lockdown for disinfection.

Baggao has 191 active COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths as of Saturday.

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