Cayetano, wife undergo self-quarantine anew

RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 02 2020 03:23 AM

MANILA -- House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said that he and his wife, Taguig Rep. Lani Cayetano, are on self-quarantine anew after interior and local government chief Eduardo Año tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

"Balik na naman ho kami sa PUM (person under monitoring) dahil po hindi muna kami lalabas ulit ng bahay. 'Yun po ang aming responsibility sapagkat nung nag-positive po si DILG Sec. Año, kami po magkakasama noong 23, kailangan, so, magbilang ng 14 days para sigurado na 'di makakahawa,” Cayetano said in a Facecbook live post.

"'Pag sinabing na-expose ka sa isang positive, 14 days mag-self isolate. 'Pag ikaw naman 'di mo sure pero may sintomas ka na mag-isolate ka na rin,” he added.

Last March 23, the Congress convened in a special session to pass the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act Law. 

Año and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea were present at the House of Representatives to justify to lawmakers why the executive wanted that law passed.

Congressmen and staff at that special session were already on self quarantine after Appropriations Committee Chair Eric Yap initially tested positive for the COVID-19, but they emerged from it following Yap's revelation that the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine made a clerical error, clarifying that he really tested negative for the disease.