Go out only for essentials! Mayor Mercado calls for public support vs Covid-19


Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado appealed to the public for continued support and cooperation as the city recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Friday.

“We are certainly exhausting all our efforts to prevent the further transmission of the virus. Please continue to practice the infection-prevention and control measures. Go out only when necessary,” said Mercado.

The mayor also ordered the suspension of work at the city hall for disinfection and sanitation purposes after a worker contracted the virus. (

Meanwhile, Mercado assured residents that the new cases “were already isolated with close monitoring by our medical workers.”

“We have also instructed our contact tracing team to submit immediately those who have primary exposure to the patients, as well as their secondary contacts, in order to closely monitor the following individuals. The said primary and secondary contacts will then undergo a RT-PCR test,” he added.