Number of House workers sick with coronavirus rises to 34


Posted at Aug 04 2020 07:37 PM

Workers disinfect the plenary at the House of Representatives. File

MANILA - The House of Representatives on Tuesday reported a new case of COVID-19 among its staffers, raising the tally of its infected workers to 34.

The patient is a male employee from the Engineering Department, House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales said in a statement.

He tested positive on July 27 when he underwent rapid antibody test as part of the State of the Nation Address screening protocol.

His RT-PCR test confirmed he is positive for COVID-19.

Prior to July 27, he reported for work on July 20, 21 and 26. 

Montales said contact tracing is ongoing.

- With a report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News