DBM, DSWD heads to undergo self-quarantine
MANILA, Philippines — Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado and Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista have decied to undergo self-quarantine on learning that ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap Go, with whom they attended a meeting, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The meeting, which took place on March 21 in Malacañan, tackled measures that could be taken to fight COVID-19.
“Yes, we were with him,” Avisado said in Filipino in a text message sent on Wednesday to reporters. “We had no direct contact, but just the same, I’ll do another round of self-quarantine again as a precautionary measure.”
Meanwhile, Malacañang urged those who had been in contact with Yap to go on self-quarantine.
“We are sorry to hear about the medical condition of Cong. Eric Yap. We hope and pray that he gets well from COVID-19,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters in a message.
“We urge those who were in physical contact with him during the last two weeks to undergo the 14-day self-quarantine protocol for their protection,” he added.
Last Monday, Yap also attended the special session of the House that a bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the virus outbreak.
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