DESPITE having been vaccinated, Aurora Gov. Gerardo “Jerry” A. Noveras said he still contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Noveras declared he tested positive for COVID-19 after an RT-PCR test was administered on him last May 30.
He announced this on his Facebook page last June 2, Wednesday.
“Sa isang banda, ang nangyari sa akin ay isang patunay na malaki ang magagawa kung tayo ay mabakunahan laban sa Covid-19 sapagkat maliban sa pagsakit ng aking lalamunan ay wala na akong ibang pang naramdaman. Kung hindi po ako marahil nabakunahan ay malaki ang posibilidad na mas malala ang epekto sa akin ng COVID-19, kaya sa mga natatakot at hindi pa handang tumanggap ng bakuna sana po ay magbago na ang inyong pananaw at kayo ay magpabakuna na rin,” Noveras said.
He said he is alarmed with the sudden surge of active COVID-19 cases in the province as he advised his constituents to always observe the proper health and safety protocols to protect them from the virus.
If people would remain uncooperative in the government’s fight against the pandemic, Noveras also said he would be constrained to ask the regional inter-agency task force to raise to the next level the quarantine restriction status to give local chief executives some leeway in imposing restrictions in fighting the virus.
“Kung mananatili po ang pagwawalang bahala ng ating mga kababayan tungkol dito ay mapipilitan po akong hilingin sa Regional IATF na ilagay tayo sa mas mahigpit na quarantine status upang magkaroon ng basehan ang mga Punong Bayan na mas lalo pang paigtingin ang paghihigpit,” the governor said.
As of June 4, Aurora has logged 607 total active cases, with two new confirmed cases, seven new recovered and zero new death.
The province has a total of 1,474 confirmed cases with 45 deaths and 822 recovered cases.