By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 02:25 PM, December 19, 2020
Naval, Biliran – Biliran Governor, Dr. Rogelio J. Espina his wife, Dr. Cecil Espina , have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating, according to the Facebook announcement of Governor Espina on December 18, 2020.
Both the governor and first lady underwent RT-PCR swab tests last Wednesday. The two are Asymptomatic and isolating.
They may have contracted the Covid19 virus from his two employees working at his office who were infected.
Governor Espina regretfully announced that he won’t be able to personally attend work matters until the end of his quarantine.
He and his wife are working with health authorities to trace their contacts.
Gov. Espina is the first provincial governor in Eastern Visayas to be infected, and the sixth elected official who announced testing positive for COVID-19.
Catbalogan, Samar Mayor Dexter Uy and his sister, former mayor and now City Councilor Stephany Uy-Tan were the first elected officials to disclose their infection.
Palapag, Northern Samar Mayor Manuel Aoyang died due to complications from COVID-19.
Also infected were Giporlos, Eastern Samar Mayor Gilbert Go, and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.