OLONGAPO CITY––Mayor Rolen Paulino announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, Paulino said he underwent a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test Thursday at the city’s newly opened molecular laboratory in Barangay Kalaklan, which confirmed his infection.
Paulino, who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, said he was in good condition and would continue discharging his duties.
It was not immediately known where the mayor contracted the virus.
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