Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said Monday he was in quarantine after losing a close friend, his driver, to COVID-19.
Sotto said he was awaiting results of his COVID-19 test, which was done last Sunday.
"Kasalukuyan ako po ay naka quarantine, nag COVID-19 test na rin po ako," Sotto said in a Facebook live video. "Huwag kayo mag-alala okay ako, wala ako symptoms bukod sa chronic cough ko na matagal na naman wala pang pandemya, may chronic cough na ako."
"Hindi muna ako makakapasok sa trabaho at kinancel ko muna ang mga appointment o meeting. Kung maaari eh via Zoom o Viber na muna," he added.
Sotto said he last had contact with his driver on Wednesday and the latter died on Friday due to COVID-19. He expressed his condolences to the family.
"Noong nakaraang Biyernes ay nawalan po tayo ng isang matalik na kaibigan dahil sa COVID-19. Siya po yung driver ko kaya talagang close contact ako, bagama't sumusunod naman ako sa health protocols," he said.
On Monday, there was no flag ceremony at the Pasig City Hall. Alternative work arrangement was also reimplemented.