68 DOJ employees positive in coronavirus rapid test


Posted at Jun 15 2020 08:12 AM

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Sixty-eight employees at the Department of Justice main office in Manila screened positive at a rapid testing for the new coronavirus, the DOJ said Monday. 

Of the total, one got positive results at a confirmatory swab test, 2 tested negative and the rest were still waiting for results, said DOJ spokesman Undersecretary Markk Perete. 

Secretary Menardo Guevarra tested negative in the rapid test, said Perete. 

The agency is tracing the close contacts of its employees and will repeat the tests every 2 weeks for employees who are reporting physically to the main office, he said. 

The office was disinfected from Friday to Sunday, said Perete. "Tuloy ang trabaho ng DOJ ngayong araw na ito," he added. 

(The DOJ will continue its operations today.) 

TeleRadyo, June 15, 2020