October 04, 2020 – 07:19 pm
Newsroom of El País
The councilors of Cali were summoned for this Monday, October 5, to carry out the PCR test to confirm or rule out that they have covid-19, said the president of the corporation, Audry María Toro, in a statement issued this Sunday.
The decision was made after Councilor Diana Carolina Rojas announced in the last hours that she tested positive for coronavirus in a test that was carried out after presenting symptoms on Saturday.
“After presenting symptoms yesterday (Saturday) in the afternoon, I decided to take the test for covid-19. The result is positive. I feel good. I will continue with all my tasks and debates as a councilor of Santiago de Cali,” wrote Rojas Atehortúa in his twitter account.
Corporates, who had already taken the test before the start of the extraordinary sessions, will have to undergo the examination again in order to identify if there are more positive cases.
On October 1, the ordinary sessions for October and November were installed in person in the hemicycle. As reported from the Council, the lobbyists agreed to meet in person this Monday starting at 9:30 am.
It should be noted that before councilor Rojas’ positive was known, other corporations had already spoken of the need to have a virtual participation system for those who contracted the virus.
“From the administrative part of the corporation, a virtual participation system must be provided for councilors in the event that they are infected with covid-19, which requires a contingency plan so that there is no absence in the plenary sessions and commissions, while the period of isolation or quarantine is fulfilled, “said councilman Terry Hurtado on Saturday.
For his part, Councilor Fernando Tamayo acknowledged that the possibility of contagion “is a concern of several colleagues who have preexistence, in my case, I am hypertensive and therefore more severe care is required.”