Baste Duterte goes on self-quarantine after experiencing flu-like symptoms


Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte is undergoing a two-week home-quarantine after manifesting flu-like symptoms in the past days. 

The Presidential son made the announcement on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

“I am subjecting myself to a 14-day self-quarantine immediately after experiencing flu-like symptoms in the past days and considering my travel to Metro Manila four weeks ago,” he said.

A Dobol B sa News TV reported that the vice mayor apparently had such symptoms as fever, cough and sore throat.

As of Tuesday, the 32-year-old Baste said he is “feeling a lot better.”

“I am currently isolated at my residence while I wait for the clearance from my doctor that I may be able to go out again,” he added. 

He also reminded everyone to “always follow the guidelines from the local government in view of the ongoing COVID-19 concerns.”

He continued: “Let us take this matter seriously and help one another in overcoming this health crisis.”

According to a GMA News report, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte advised her younger brother not to avail the COVID-19 testing kit due to limited supplies, and save it for those exhibiting more severe symptoms instead.

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