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NBI conducts rapid tests; 6 found positive

/ 04:10 AM June 20, 2020

Six individuals at the National Bureau of Investigation tested positive for the coronavirus disease in rapid antibody tests, a bureau official said on Friday.

NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said some 200 individuals—detainees and staff—at the NBI headquarters on Taft Avenue, Manila, have undergone rapid testing for COVID-19.

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The individuals would undergo confirmatory swab tests. The rapid testing was conducted after an elderly detainee of the bureau died due to COVID-19 on Sunday.

The NBI headquarters was placed under partial lockdown on Thursday to give way for testing and disinfection. —Nikka G. Valenzuela

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