Laguna Gov. Hernandez tests positive for COVID-19

Published August 23, 2021, 9:37 AM

by Carla Bauto Deña

LAGUNA – Governor Ramil L. Hernandez announced on Sunday (August 22) that he tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Hernandez is experiencing mild symptoms and is currently under home quarantine.

Gov. Ramil L. Hernandez / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN

“Bahagi na ng ating trabaho bilang public servant ang pakikisalamuha sa maraming iba’t ibang tao sa araw-araw. Kaya nga po siguro kahit lubos ang aking pag-iingat ay hindi na rin naiwasan na ako ay mag-positibo sa COVID-19 (My job as a public servant entails interacting with many people every day. That’s probably why, despite how careful I was, I got infected with COVID-19),” the governor wrote in a Facebook post.

Hernandez reassured his constituents that the Provincial Government will continue its services as he will continue to work from home while recovering.

From enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Laguna reverted to the less restrictive modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on Saturday (August 21).