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Senator Bong Go, 2 other Department Secretaries undergo self-quarantine amid COVID-19 after one Rep. confirmed positive

MANILA - ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap tested positive for Coronavirus disease 2019. He said that, he actually attended special sessions in the House of Representatives and also in one of the meetings in Malacańang last March 21.

"It is with a heavy heart that I share to all of you that I tested positive for coronavirus," said Yap.

According to Rep. Yap, he undergone COVID-19 test last March 15 after being contacted with persons that had COVID-19.
He got the result on Wednesday, March 28 from the Department of Health.

The individuals who attended the meeting in Malacañang last March 21 were Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Bong Go, Senator Pia Cayetano, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and.Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado.

Yap apologized and ask understanding for those people he might contacted.

Due to the confirmation of Yap, Senator Bong Go decide to do self-quarantine just to make sure not to spread the virus even more.

“Wala naman po akong nararamdamang sintomas ng sakit. But since protocol requires that those who were directly exposed to persons positive for COVID-19 need to undergo self-quarantine, I am left with no choice but to comply,” according to Senator Bong Go.

Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado and Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista will also do self-quarantine.

“Nakasama namin siya although wala naman kaming direct contact but just the same mag-another round na naman po ako ng self-quarantine po as a precautionary measure po," said Avisado.

“I will go for self-quarantine ng ilang araw. Wala naman po ako nararamdaman and I feel very good. Gusto ko pumasok at magtrabaho bukas, however, avoiding the spread of COVID-19 is my primary goal,” according to Bautista.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also suggested that those individuals who had physical contact with Yap must go self-quarantine.

"We urge those who were in physical contact with him during the last two weeks to undergo the 14 day self-quarantine protocol for their protection," said Panelo. 

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