Staff Member of House of Representatives Tests Positive for COVID-19
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – Another staff member of the House was confirmed positive for COVID-19.
The Philippines is one of the countries greatly suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic now. As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has logged a total of 238,727 cases of coronavirus in the country.
According to DOH, the said total includes 3,890 deaths and 184,906 recoveries. Community quarantine measures are still up in the country now to curb the spread of the disease.
Branches of the national government recorded cases of COVID-19. Several mayors in the local government units also tested positive for the said disease.
One of the national government branches with confirmed cases of COVID-19 is the House of Representatives. The total cases in the chamber has reached 70 now after another staff member tested positive for the disease.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales expressed that the new patient is a female staff member who last went to work on August 26.
According to the report, the principal and officemates of the said House of Representatives staff member tested for COVID-19. They are all negative for the disease. Currently, the contact tracing is ongoing according to Montales.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of changes in the Philippines. Nowadays, the wearing of a face mask and social distancing are mandated in the pursuit to curb the spread of the disease.
This pandemic has affected over 200 nations and territories across the globe. It has caused the lockdown of several countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus pandemic may be a long-term battle.
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