Cagayan guv, wife test positive for Covid-19

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Cagayan provincial capitol (Photo courtesy of Cagayan-PIO)

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba announced Sunday that he and his wife, Mabel, have contracted Covid-19.

Although they have mild symptoms, they are confined at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center due to their comorbidities -- hypertension and diabetes.

Both are vaccinated and have received their booster shots.

In a video message shared by the Cagayan Provincial Information Office Facebook, Mamba said they were swabbed on Friday and their positive reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test results were released the following day.

“We seek patience from you for not being able to answer your calls and texts as we are confined. Please pray for us,” the governor said.

Mamba is seeking a third and final term against Dr. Zarah Lara while his wife, a lawyer, is running against incumbent Rep. Joseph Lara, Zarah's husband, as representative for third district. (PNA)