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62 BOC employees test positive for COVID-19, 34 have recovered

/ 11:29 AM July 01, 2020

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.

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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.

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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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