Cortes tests negative for COVID

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Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes tested negative for Covid-19 and wished Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama a speedy recovery.

Cortes had a swab test immediately after Rama announced on Monday that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Cortes, said the Mandaue City mayor was doing fine and never felt any sickness. (

Cortes sends “healthy vibes” to the Cebu City mayor for his immediate recovery, added Ibañez.

On August 1, Cortes, Rama, and other Cebu government officials attended the opening of the Province of Cebu’s 453rd Founding Anniversary celebration at the Provincial Capitol in Cebu City.

Cortes, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Vice Governor Hilario Davide III, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan, and officials from the Department of Interior and Local Government were photographed with Rama unmasked at the event.

Rama remained asymptomatic and was doing well in quarantine in his residence, according to Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the city’s consultant for health and hospital operations.