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Better safe than spread virus: Francis Zamora, Menchie Abalos go on self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 patients

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San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora and Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos will go on self-quarantine after being exposed to individuals who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), they announced Sunday, March 29.

In a statement, Zamora said he will be working from home starting March 29 until April 11.

“I am in perfect physical condition and I have no COVID-19 symptoms at all. But because I have been exposed to a positive patient, I have decided to go on self-quarantine as a precaution to everyone,” he said.

Abalos said she will also undergo self-quarantine for 14 days upon the advice of the city health officer.

“Hinihiling ko po ang inyong pang-unawa na kailangan kong sundin ang payong ito. Makakaasa po kayo na magpapatuloy pa rin ang paglilingkod ng ating Pamahalaang lokal at ang aking pagtuon sa kalagayan ng ating lungsod at mga mamamayan,” she said in a Facebook post.