Treñas tests negative for coronavirus


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, his family, and other close contacts tested negative for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

They underwent the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test last Sunday after Treñas was exposed to a positive case last week.

“My PCR results came out negative. But as advised by my doctor I will finish my quarantine until Friday. Just to make sure that I am no longer infectious before I start going back to work,” the mayor said via Facebook yesterday. ((

To those who were required to have their tests taken, it is because you may have close contacts with positive cases. Our quarantine will make sure that we will be no longer infectious to our loved ones, family, and friends. Thank you for all your prayers. God is good,” he said.

On August 4, Treñas announced that he will undergo 14-day quarantine after being exposed to two to three persons who tested positive for the virus.

According to him, he was unaware that some visitors who entered his office Tuesday last week were subjected to confirmatory testing, which yielded positive results.

Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna, focal person of the city’s Covid-19 team, confirmed that two authorized persons outside residence who came from Metro Manila tested positive for Covid-19. They visited the City Mayor’s Office to turn over a set of donations to the city government.

It was learned that the two COVID cases were officials of AC Energy Philippines, the owner of the power barge which exploded and caused an oil spill in Iloilo City on July 3.