Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor is positive for COVID-19


Posted at Jun 22 2020 12:10 AM

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Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Sun Shimura. Screen grab from video on Daanbantayan Facebook page

MANILA - The Mayor of the town of Daanbantayan, Cebu on Sunday said he tested positive for COVID-19. 

Mayor Sun Shimura announced on the official Facebook page of Daanbantayan Municipality that on June 18, he started to feel ill. This was a day after he attended a meeting with other Cebu mayors and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia in Mandaue City. 

Shimura said he underwent a swab test on June 20 because he had a cough and a fever. 

On June 21, the results of the test came out showing that he was positive for the novel coronavirus. 


The Central Visayas region, and Cebu City, in particular, have been hard hit by COVID-19. Cebu City is the only area in the country under the strictest lockdown due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases. 

- Report from Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News