OFFICE OF THE VICE MAYOR
September 28, 2020
My beloved Surigaonons, We know that the news that Surigao City is already one of the localities in CARAGA that have local transmission of COVID-19 has been an unpleasant development to all of us.
Our hospitals have reported a rising numbers of admissions for patients with infectious respiratory diseases, some with severe flu-like symptoms. And because of this, our private and public hospitals have reached their full capacity.
Covid-19 can infect anyone. It is with deep regret to inform you that your Vice Mayor has been confirmed to have contracted CoVid-19.
I call on all persons who may have been in close contact with me from September 19-25, 2020 to please inform the City Health Office so they can monitor your health and for contact tracing purposes.
As of the moment, I have already informed the City Health Office and as advice followed their protocol. My current condition is stable although I showed signs of early symptoms.
I also call on all Surigaonons to observe health protocols to prevent the spread of CoVid-19 virus. Stay safe at home; wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol; always wear face mask and face shield; maintain physical distance; and avoid mass gathering.
Continue to pray for complete healing of those who contracted the disease and ask God’s protection for our people.
Thank you and keep strong!
ERNESTO T. MATUGAS
City Vice Mayor
Source: Office of the Vice Mayor