Another lower House staff member contracts COVID-19

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 24 2020 09:49 PM

MANILA— Another staffer from the office of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has tested positive for the coronavirus, the chamber's secretary-general said Thursday.

The employee reported for work from Sep. 21 to 23 and underwent testing after experiencing dry and itchy throat, said House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales.

Contact tracing is ongoing, he added.

The chamber so far has 81 cases of COVID-19, of which 13 are considered active, according to Montales.

The House's 80th COVID-19 case is also from the office of the House Speaker.

The Philippines, as of Thursday, has 296,755 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5,127 deaths and 231,928 recoveries.

— Report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News