COVID-19 cases in House of Representatives now at 81
MANILA, Philippines — The tally of coronavirus disease cases in the House of Representatives reached 81 after another employee tested positive for COVID-19.
House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales said the new case is a staffer from Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s office who last reported for work on September 21 to 23.
Montales said the employee got tested for the virus after experiencing dry and itchy throat.
Meanwhile, two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, bringing the number of active cases in the chamber to 13.
So far, 10 lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest of them is Gabriela Party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas.
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.