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40 DOJ workers tested positive for COVID-19 in rapid test

/ 03:45 PM June 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Fourty personnel from the Department of Justice (DOJ) have tested positive for COVID-19 in the rapid test conducted among its workers that started last Friday.

“They were immediately asked to stop reporting for work and to undergo a swab test,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.


If the personnel again tested positive in the swab testing Guevarra said: “They’d be brought to a hospital for proper treatment.”

Guevarra said the other DOJ personnel reporting for work on-site would also undergo rapid testing on Tuesday and on Wednesday.


“As to the rest of DOJ personnel reporting for work on-site, they will undergo rapid testing today and tomorrow (June 9 and June 10) with the help of medical personnel from the Chinese General Hospital,” he added.

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