Rizal governor Nini Ynares tests positive for COVID-19

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 25 2020 09:55 PM | Updated as of Mar 25 2020 11:19 PM

MANILA-- Rizal province Governor Rebecca Ynares has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), her son, former Antipolo City mayor Jun Ynares said Wednesday.

The younger Ynares made the announcement on his official Facebook page.

"Tulad ng aming sinumpaang tungkulin na maging tapat sa lahat ng oras at panahon, at para ma abisuhan na din ang lahat ng naka salamuha ng aking mga magulang, nais po naming ipabatid sa lahat, na nakumpirma po na ang ating Governor Nini Ynares ay dinapuan ng COVID 19 virus," he wrote.

According to Jun, his mother may have contracted the disease while performing her duty as governor.

"Sa amin pong palagay, nakuha ni Governor Nini ang virus dahil sa patuloy niyang pag-ikot at araw-araw na pagharap sa madaming mga kababayan natin. Hindi po siya tumigil sa pagdalaw sa kanyang mga kalalawigan dahil bahagi ito ng kanyang tungkulin," he said.

Governor Ynares, who is currently in quarantine, is in stable condition, her son said.

Jun added that they have also put his father, former governor Ito Ynares, in isolation.

He also urged those who were in contact with his parents, including his wife, Mayor Andrea Ynares, to immediately seek medical help should they experience symptoms of COVID-19, or undergo a 14-day self-quarantine.

"Sa kanyang mga naka salamuha sa huling 2 linggo, isa na po doon si mayora Andeng, ayon sa direktiba ng DOH, kung kayo po ay may nararamdaman, tayo ay magpa check-up agad sa doctor. Kung wala naman, kasama sa direktiba ng DOH na tayo ay kailangan mag self-quarantine ng 14 na araw simula nang huling makasalamuha niyo po ang aming ama o ina," Jun wrote.

As of Wednesday, Antipolo City has 9 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There are also 42 patients under investigation (PUI) and 152 patients under monitoring (PUM).