Mayor of Quito tests positive for COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-26 09:32:57|Editor: huaxia

QUITO, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Mayor of Ecuador's capital Quito, Jorge Yunda, said Sunday that he will quarantine himself "as the regulation requires" after testing positive for COVID-19.

"The activities we carry out expose us more to the virus, and although we take every measure, I want to inform you that I tested positive in my last test," Yunda tweeted.

He urged the public to continue to protect themselves against the virus.

The mayor, who is a doctor by training, has in recent weeks inaugurated public works in different neighborhoods of Quito, Ecuador's most populous city and the national epicenter of the pandemic.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the exponential growth in COVID-19 infections continued with 1,609 cases reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the citywide tally to 50,694. Enditem