Mayor Amy Olegario, who is also the president of the provincial Mayor’s League, assures unhampered functions and services of the local government unit.
IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY
Ipil mayor Amy Olegario has tested positive of COVID-19, a statement posted in social media on Saturday, August 21.
The mayor, in the statement, said her “swab results for RT-PCR yielded positive for COVID-19 today.” RT-PCR is a variation of PCR or polymerase chain reaction. PCR is used for pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria that already contain DNA for amplification. RT-PCR, on the other hand, contains RNA that has to be transcribed to DNA for amplification.
Olegario has already isolated even before results came out.
The mayor, who is also the president of the provincial Mayor’s League, assures unhampered functions and services of the local government unit.
Olegario is “thankful that only mild symptoms were present.”
She asked those who were in close contact with her to “monitor and isolate themselves in the meantime.”
The municipality has recorded 651 total confirmed COVID-19 cases as of August 22 with 34 of these cases are active.
Ipil, the capital of Zamboanga Sibugay, has topped all other 15 municipalities of the province in terms of total number of cases since the start of the pandemic.
The province has logged 2,134 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far. Only 148 of these cases are active with 93 deaths.