TABUK CITY, Kalinga: Mayor Darwin Estrañero has denied social media posts saying he tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after Gov. Ferdinand Tubban confirmed that he was infected.
Estrañero claimed that such serious allegations were not true as he was never in close contact of any Covid-positive individual. He, however, still subjected himself to voluntary isolation and underwent a swab test.
“I am well and healthy. I condemn this malicious attack on me and my colleagues in the government. We are hardworking people who do not deserve the daily slander being initiated by anonymous personalities in social media,” Estrañero said .
He called on city residents not to engage in such malicious posts and to continue exercising prudence using different social media channels.
Earlier, the city Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases decided to extend the prevailing implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the city because of the high number of Covid cases among residents.
The city is on extended ECQ until February 14.