As the dominant Omicron variant spread throughout the country, some local officials in Cavite tested positive for COVID-19.
Kawit Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo confirmed on Saturday that he has COVID-19 and is currently in isolation.
Aguinaldo made the announcement in his Facebook post, showing a photo of an antigen test with a positive result.
Kumusta na po ang ating mga #KapwaKawiteno ngayong kasagsagan na naman ng pandemya. Naku, sana ingat ingat po muna tayo…Posted by Angelo G. Aguinaldo on Saturday, January 15, 2022
On January 7, Mayor Maricel Echevarria-Torres of Gen. Mariano Alvarez also tested positive for COVID-19.
According to her, it was her first time to get infected by the viral disease.
Ikinalulungkot ko pong ipabatid sa lahat na ako po ay nagpositibo sa COVID-19. Matapos ang ilang taong pakikipaglaban ay…Posted by Mayor Maricel Echevarria Torres on Friday, January 7, 2022
In Silang, Mayor Corie Poblete announced on January 5 that she contracted COVID-19 for the second time.
Poblete has been fully vaccinated and has also received her booster dose, yet she tested last January 3.
Kahit maraming problema, LALABAN tayo! Nagpositibo po tayo sa COVID-19 sa ikalawang pagkakataon pero GOOD VIBES lang….Posted by Corie Poblete on Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Mao Luna of Rosario and Vice Mayor Morit Sison of Gen. Trias City were also hit by COVID-19 this month.
The local chief executives reminded their constituents to get vaccinated and always follow the safety health protocols.