2 more House employees test positive for COVID-19


Posted at Aug 02 2020 06:08 PM | Updated as of Aug 02 2020 07:03 PM

Workers disinfect the plenary at the House of Representatives.

MANILA - The House of Representatives on Sunday reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, raising the tally of its infected workers to 28.

The first patient is a male employee assigned at the Human Resources Management Service, House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales said in a statement.

He last reported for work on July 22 and 23. He got tested on July 31 after experiencing symptoms.

The second patient is a male employee from the Engineering Department. He tested positive when he underwent rapid antibody test as part of the State of the Nation Address screening protocol.

His RT-PCR test confirmed he is positive for COVID-19.

Montales also said contact tracing is ongoing.

- With a report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News