VM Baste tests positive for COVID-19

Published July 22, 2021, 6:38 AM

by Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY – Davao City vice mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Mayor Sara Duterte revealed.

The mayor posted on Wednesday a screenshot of her video call with members of the first family: President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Davao City 1st District Representative Paulo “Pulong,” and Sebastian.

She said the family could only meet online after learning that the president’s youngest son tested positive for COVID-19 and hoped that he would recover from the disease soon.

It was not revealed how the vice mayor contracted COVID-19. It remains unclear if he is experiencing symptoms or is undergoing isolation at the temporary treatment and monitoring facility (TTMF).

As of July 21, DOH-Davao reported 205 new cases in Davao City, bringing the total to 28,903 with 2,098 active, 25,819 recoveries, and 986 dead.

 
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