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House logs 83rd COVID-19 case

/ 10:44 PM September 28, 2020
House of Representatives. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

House of Representatives. (INQUIRER.net file photo)

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives recorded Monday its 83rd case of coronavirus disease among its personnel.

House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales said the 83rd case involves an employee in Medical and Dental Service who reported for work from Sept. 14 to 18.

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Contact tracing is ongoing, Montales said.

“While this is our 83rd confirmed case, most of our confirmed cases got infected outside of [House] premises. We presently have thirteen active cases,” he said.

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Montales earlier reminded employees to only physically report for work only when necessary.

“Do NOT physically report for work when experiencing or have experienced any of the COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days. When in doubt, assume the COVID 19-like symptom to be COVID-19,” he said.

Montales said penalties for violations of the House health and safety protocols would be imposed.

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