Malabon Mayor Oreta gets COVID-19, says he is asymptomatic

Dwight de Leon

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Malabon Mayor Oreta gets COVID-19, says he is asymptomatic

POSITIVE. Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta confirms on March 23, 2021, that he contracted COVID-19.

Lenlen Oreta's Facebook page

Contact tracing is underway for those who recently interacted with Malabon Mayor Antolin 'Lenlen' Oreta

Malabon Mayor Antolin “Lenlen” Oreta confirmed on Tuesday, March 23, that he was stricken with COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, Oreta said that his swab test released during the day yielded a positive result.

Bagamat wala akong symptoms gaya ng lagnat (Even though I don’t have symptoms such as a fever), I will be working at home in the following days,” Oreta said.

Oreda added that authorities are tracing his recent contacts for possible exposure to the virus.

As of March 22, Malabon has logged 8,451 coronavirus cases, 919 of which are active infections. Nearly 200 of these were logged on Tuesday.

Following his confirmation, Oreta joined a list of mayors in Metro Manila who contracted the respiratory illness, after Pasay’s Emi Calixto-Rubiano and San Juan City’s Francis Zamora. –

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Dwight de Leon

Dwight de Leon is a multimedia reporter who covers President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Malacañang, and the Commission on Elections for Rappler.