62 BOC employees test positive for COVID-19, 34 have recovered
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 62 employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with more than half being able to recover.
“The number of cases is 62, tapos (then) 34 [have] already recovered hence we have 28 active cases,” BOC spokesperson Jet Maronilla said in a text message to reporters on Wednesday.
He said the 28 employees who still have the disease are asymptomatic.
He added that they are all in quarantine and are being monitored by the BOC medical division.
According to Maronilla, the BOC has already conducted a total of 1,277 rapid antibody tests and 568 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for COVID-19 among its employees.
“Employees with close contacts are being tested by RT-PCR while those with secondary exposure are subjected to rapid testing,” he said.
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