It’s the second time for her to go under quarantine, Vice President Leni Robredo said in a video message on Wednesday, 29 December, after being informed that one of her close-in security staff has tested positive for Covid-19.
She would’ve wanted to continue making the rounds of provinces damaged by typhoon “Odette,” but added she must exercise responsibility and follow protocols.
Her seven-day quarantine ends on 4 January 2022.
She added that her daughter Tricia, a medical doctor, had caught the virus but has tested negative for the past three days.
In the past weeks, Robredo, 56, has been very busy visiting Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Siargao, Surigao, Dinagat Islands and Palawan – provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao directly hit by “Odette” which made landfall three times.
The Dinagat Islands were the hardest hit, said Robredo, who had converted her presidential campaign headquarters in Quezon City as a donation center for “Odette” victims.
Her team has been sending relief goods to all affected areas with assistance from private groups and government agencies.