Mayor of San Mateo, Rizal and her husband, the vice mayor, test positive for coronavirus

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) — Mayor Tina Diaz of San Mateo, Rizal and her husband -- the vice mayor of the same town -- have tested positive for coronavirus.

Vice Mayor Paeng Diaz said in a Facebook post that he and his wife underwent a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test on August 18 and received their results on Thursday.

He said the San Mateo mayor was exposed to infected frontline healthcare workers. She also regularly goes to areas under lockdown.

“Habang kaya po namin mag patuloy magsilbi sa aming mga tungkulin amin po yuon na gagampanan,” Diaz said, adding that they have mild symptoms at the moment.

[Translation: We will continue to perform our duties as local officials as long as we are able.]