NegOcc mayor says Covid-19 positive resident not in city


La Carlota City Mayor Rex Jalando-on said that one of their residents who was reported to be positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is not in the city but in Manila.

Jalando-on assured his constituents that the city remains free of the disease.

He issued this remark after the Department of Health posted on its website that a resident of La Carlota City tested positive for Covid-19. (

The individual in question was an overseas Filipino worker and a resident of La Carlota City, the city mayor confirmed.

He added that the individual is currently confined in a hospital in Metro Manila.

Jalando-on also discouraged the public from spreading false information about the viral disease on social media to avoid unnecessary panic.