Davao Oriental governor recovers from COVID-19

Published June 14, 2021, 12:28 PM

by Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang has returned to work after recovering from coronavirus disease.

In a statement, the provincial government of Davao Oriental said Dayanghirang resumed office on Thursday, June 10. Dayanghirang and his wife, Nanette, announced on May 25 that they were found positive for COVID-19.

“After recovering from COVID-19, Gov. Nelson Dayanghirang has been allowed by his physicians to resume office duty starting today, June 10, 2021,” the provincial government said.

“He is now allowed to physically go back to work provided that his engagements will be limited to priority activities only for the meantime, as sanctioned and approved by his health team,” it said.

The provincial government added that the governor “has been working virtually even during quarantine.”

Last June 7, Dayanghirang posted a video clip on his Facebook account showing him and his wife traveling back to the province.

“All is well,” its caption read.

The provincial government said Dayanghirang will still be under close monitoring of his doctors.

Last June 10, Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

As of Sunday, June 13, the Department of Health Davao Center for Health Development has tallied a total of 33,481 COVID-19 cases in Davao region after 403 new cases were recorded.

The total number of active cases in the region is now at 6,409.