The UDP Standard Bearer for Corozal South East, Tony Herrera, has tested positive for Covid-19. Director of Health Services Dr Marvin Manzanero spoke on this particular case saying that Herrera is experiencing mild symptoms. He added that he is not aware of Belmopan’s Area Representative John Saldivar being tested which we will tell you more about shortly. Herrera has been in quarantine since Friday. According to him he started exhibiting symptoms on Friday and decided to get tested. In terms of his symptoms the 50-year-old politician noted that has a cough as well as loss of taste and smell. He added that he is unaware of where he contracted the virus.
Tony Herrera, UDP Standard Bearer, Corozal South East: “As you know I am a standard bearer and I really cannot say from where I got it because we take our precautions, we were masks, we sanitize and we try to keep that social distancing so to be honest I really do not know if it was on the campaign trail or if it was somewhere else but as I can tell you, you know I mean as far as I can say about myself is that I take precautions, I wear a mask at all times and I keep that social distancing and also the sanitizing so I cannot tell you where or have an idea where I got it from. I can tell you so far it has not been affecting me because – I mean I’ve been getting a lot of calls and a lot of messages and it’s been overwhelming the support that people have given me with this COVID-19. I can tell you I do not think I was spreading the virus because I am in total quarantine, I have been quarantined since Friday I have not been anywhere I have been at home. I am self quarantined I have been at home and taking the necessary precautions with my loved ones as well you know not to have contact or to be close to them or anybody else for that matter.”
Reference John Saldivar’s condition, the politician posted on his social media page saying he has chosen to get tested after having a brief encounter with Herrera on Friday. Following the announcement that Herrera tested positive for COVID-19 Saldivar proceeded to self-isolate and is now awaiting to be swabbed and tested.