BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is now on a three-day self-isolation after experiencing a sore throat while spearheading the distribution of relief assistance to typhoon victims in southern Negros.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said they noticed that Gov. Lacson was having a hard time during his speeches in Hinobaan and Cauayan.
While he was “non-reactive” to antigen testing upon his return to Bacolod City, Diaz said he was still advised by his doctors to have a three-day “health break” and given medication for cough.
Prior to his trip to Hinobaan and Cauayan, where he distributed cash assistance to 1,648 rice farmers, Lacson also attended the 46th Sinulog Festival in Kabankalan City and gave financial assistance to 1,054 rice farmers in Moises Padilla the next day.
Seasonal flu reportedly hit many Negrenses after exposure to the influenza viruses in the past two weeks, according to health authorities.
Lacson earlier reminded the public not to treat any fever as a normal case, but mind it instead as a suspected COVID-19 symptom and isolate.*