Vice Mayor of Valencia contracts Covid-19

Central Mindanao Newswatch - local newspaper

Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper

MALAYBALAY CITY (May 19) – Valencia City Vice Mayor Policarpo P. Murillo IV tested positive for Covid-19, the city’s spokesperson said.

Mr. Samuel Langub, public information officer of Valencia City on May 19 said Dr. Murillo is confined at Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center (BPMC) in Malaybalay since last week.

He said the Vice Mayor is symptomatic with severe disease category.

“The confirmation from the Department of Health (DOH) was released on May 12,” Langub said.

He confirmed that the vice Mayor has already received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

But he said there was no guarantee that Dr. Murillo will not be contracted with the virus considering that he was not fully vaccinated.

Dr. Murillo was designated as the incident commander of the Emergency Operations and Command Center (EOCC) of Valencia City.

As of May 19, Valencia has 925 confirmed cases with 757 recoveries, 148 active cases, and 20 deaths.

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