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BuCor Chief Gerald Bantag, 2 Aides Test Positive for COVID-19

BUCOR CHIEF – Bureau of Corrections Chief Gerald Bantag was confirmed positive for the COVID-19 disease.

The Philippines‘ current biggest problem is the COVID-19 pandemic – the same with several other nations. More than 200 countries and territories across the globe have confirmed cases of the said disease.

As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has logged a total of 286,743 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Out of the said total, 4,984 patients died of the disease while the total recoveries is at 229,865 now.

Currently, community quarantine measures are still up in the entire country to curb the spread of COVID-19. The wearing of face masks now and the practice of social distancing are also part of the protocols.

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Gerald Bantag
Photo Credit: Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News

Several officials of the government have contracted COVID-19. Some were officials in the national and local government units while others are working in public agencies.

Recently, BuCor Chief Gerald Bantag announced that he is positive for COVID-19. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, his driver and his close-in security also tested positive for the said disease.

According to the BuCor Chief, it was on Sunday when he got the result of his COVID-19 test from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). He expressed that his driver was the first to test positive for the disease and then his security and then BuCor spokesman Gabby Chaclag before him.

Based on the report, Bantag experienced fever, cough, headache, and he felt very cold. He is now asymptomatic and is working remotely through call and text.

The people working closely with Bantag have also tested for COVID-19. He will be under quarantine for 14 days.

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