Workplaces at Pasay City Hall went under sanitation and disinfection to further prevent the spread of coronavirus disease.
Mayor Imelda Rubiano made the directive to place the administrative building under full disinfection after she was tested positive for COVID-19 which she apparently contracted from a city government employee.
Rubiano said she will continue to serve her constituents even while on quarantine, and assured them that she is in stable condition.
She added all services of the city government would continue to be provided and all programs and projects would continue to be implemented.
The local government has implemented the necessary health protocol, and contact tracing is now underway for those who might have directly interacted with the mayor.
The city chief executive also used her condition to promote and highlight the importance of having everyone vaccinated, even as she doubled down on her appeal to her constituents to fully cooperate with the planned citywide immunization program against the virus.
“The coronavirus does not choose who to infect. Let us not be complacent but continue to be careful and cautious. This likewise highlights the reality that we really need the vaccination, and our continuous prayers to our Almighty God,” Rubiano said.
The local government is also active in detection and contact tracing which explains why the city has one of the lowest numbers of active and new cases among the major cities in Metro Manila.
A number of legislated local laws were also designed to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
As of Wednesday, Pasay City recorded a total of 7,160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 184 deaths. Of the number of confirmed cases, 6,890 have already recovered.
Meanwhile, messages of prayers and well-wishes flooded Mayor Rubiano’s Facebook account, as well as the city’s official social media page.
Among those who sent their messages include Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go.
Other members of the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as mayors from the National Capital Region and other national and local political leaders like Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos, have also sent messages of support to Mayor Rubiano.
Rubiano was thankful for the messages of support even as she assured that all the necessary precautions and comprehensive contact tracing were conducted to ensure that the virus will be stopped from its tracks.