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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte Gets Reinfected with COVID-19

Reinfections can happen.
by Ara Eugenio
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Photo/s: Facebook/Mayor Joy Belmonte

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Monday she tested positive again for COVID-19, eight months since she first dealt with an asymptomatic infection.

Belmonte said this time, she was experiencing mild symptoms and would continue to work while in a quarantine facility in the city. Full contact-tracing measures are currently being done by the city's health officials to track anyone she has had contact with. 

The Quezon City mayor said her case served as a reminder that the threat of the virus remains, even for those who recovered from it.

"Tulad ng laging paalala sa atin ng mga duktor, ang COVID-19 ay hindi pa rin napupuksa at patuloy ang pagkalat bilang isang pandemya. Sa kabila ng aking matinding pag-iingat at paggaling mula sa virus noong nakaraang taon, ako ay nagpositive pa rin," she said.

"Ito ay mahalagang tanda na hindi tayo maaaring maging kampante kailanman pagdating sa sakit na ito," she added. 

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