- Several government officials announced that they would be undergoing self-quarantine amid the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19)
- Among the public officials are Senator Nancy Binay, Mayor Sara Duterte, and Mayor Isko Moreno
- Senator Binay said that a resource person who attended the Senate hearing tested positive for COVID-19
- Some Cabinet and House of Representative members would also be undergoing the 14-day self-quarantine
Some top government and local officials in the Philippines are undergoing self-quarantine after they were exposed to people who tested positive for Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
KAMI learned that other lawmakers and Cabinet secretaries will be going into self-quarantine as part of the government protocols.
According to a report by the Philippine Star, Senator Nancy Binay was exposed to a coronavirus-positive person who attended the Senate hearing of the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture on March 5.
The Senate premises also announced a total lockdown for disinfection.
In a report by the CNN Philippines, here is the list of government officials under 14-day self-quarantine as of posting time:
Senators and House members:
- Senator Nancy Binay
- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
- Navotas City Rep. John Rey Tiangco
- Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea
- Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez
- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade
- Transportation Asec. Goddes Hope Libiran
- BCDA President Vince Dizon
- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno
- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte
- Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco
As previously reported by KAMI, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian announced that he would be going into self-quarantine after he interacted with a resource person who recently tested positive for COVID-19 during the Senate hearing.
The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 49 coronavirus cases in the Philippines as of posting time. However, the second death related to the virus was also announced on Wednesday night.
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