Capiz board member infected with COVID-19; budget hearing stalled

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By Felipe V. Celino 

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Provincial Board Member Jonathan Besa has coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).

Besa announced his condition Monday morning after receiving the result of his RT-PCR test conducted last Saturday.

Because of this, the committee hearing on the P79-million supplemental budget requested by Governor Esteban Evan Contreras that was scheduled Monday was cancelled since Besa is the chairman of the committee on finance and appropriation of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz.

Besa said he suffered flu-like symptoms Wednesday evening. On Friday night, he lost his sense of taste while having his dinner the reason why he underwent RT-PCR test.

The board member and his family voluntarily underwent 14-day strict home quarantine.

Contreras requested the supplemental budget to augment resources in their COVID-19 response.