11 DSWD workers positive for COVID-19

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 20 2020 05:57 PM

Eleven workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have been infected with the novel coronavirus 2019, the agency's undersecretary said Saturday.

"Ikinalulungkot po namin na 11 na sa kawani ng DSWD ang natukoy na positibo sa COVID-19," Rene Paje said during the Laging Handa public briefing.

Paje said the agency's operations will continue and that the infected employees have been referred to hospitals and attended to in their respective hometowns.

Personal protective equipment (PPEs) have been issued to their frontliners to ensure their safety, Paje added.

"Patuloy pa rin po ang ating mga empleyado, ang ating mga frontliner sa pagganap sa kanilang tungkulin," he said.

"Patuloy lamang po ang pag-ingat at sinusuportahan naman po natin sila sa pamamagitan ng pag-issue ng mga PPEs at iba pang mga gamit na makakatulong upang maiwasan ang COVID."