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Richard Gomez contracts Covid-19

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Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has tested positive for Covid-19.

“It could be my exposure from multiple people because of work I do as mayor. But I will be ok,” Gomez said in a statement Saturday.

Gomez, whose symptoms are mild and manageable, said he will be in isolation “until I’m better.” (https://bit.ly/3z0S2M2)

“I will go back to work as soon as the doctors give the clearance,” he added.

The mayor said contact tracing is ongoing while all identified close contacts are already scheduled for swabbing.