VP Robredo tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure to close-in security

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Posted at Apr 22 2021 09:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the nation from her office to offer anew additional recommendations to the country's COVID-19 response, and to send a message of unity amid this crisis. OVP/File photo

MANILA — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday tested negative for COVID-19 after being exposed last week to her close-in security detail who turned out positive for the disease. 

In a Facebook post, Robredo said she underwent swab testing earlier in the day, after being in quarantine for 7 days following exposure.

"Even if I tested Negative already, I was advised by our doctor to finish at least the 10-day minimum quarantine period," the Vice President wrote.

 

"The 8 days passed by so swiftly because we’re all immersed with our Bayanihan E-Konsulta operations," she added. 

In July last year, 4 of Robredo's staff tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting her office to suspend operations.

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