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Over 120 PSG Staff of Pres. Duterte Tested Positive for COVID-19

PSG STAFF – More than 120 members of the security team of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tested positive for COVID-19 amid the pandemic in the Philippines.

Unfortunately, a spike in the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines recently took place. It’s been a year since the pandemic started and several variants of the coronavirus disease were detected.

In PH, the national government decided to place the entire National Capital Region (NCR) and its neighboring provinces (Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). The said measure which is in the pursuit to curb the spread of the disease was extended this week.

The wearing of face mask when going outdoors and the practice of social distancing are among the health protocols. The authorities also encourage the people to just stay at home if not for very essential purposes.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, PSG Staff
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Several members of the cabinet of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte tested positive for COVID-19. There are also over 120 PSG staff who tested positive for the disease. It is the reason why the Chief Executive skipped this week’s national address due to safety concerns.

With regards to whether or not the PSG staff who tested positive for COVID-19 had a contact with Pres. Duterte, presidential security team Commander Jesus Durante III assured that they’re “not directly or closely detailed” with the Chief Executive.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Durante further expressed that those PSG members who tested positive for the disease were mostly stationed in the gates of the Palace thus they are usually exposed to the people.

According to the PSG Commander as he spoke to PTV, many of those who tested positive for the disease have already been cleared and the current total active cases is at 45. He also expressed that they’re asymptomatic or showing no symptoms.

“Rest assured that the President is safe and in good health,” Durante said.

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