- ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap was erroneously announced positive for COVID-19 despite not exhibiting symptoms
- At the time, he still went to work because he did not feel any difficulty breathing or any dizziness at all
- Photos showed that he was at several government meetings before the erroneous test results came out
- A Malacañang photo showed that he had contact with Senators Bong Go and Alan Peter Cayetano, as well as Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte
ACT- CIS Party-list Representative Eric Go Yap, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, was erroneously confirmed positive for coronavirus.
As per ABS-CBN, it was found out that prior to the outcome of the tests, he still went to work despite having been tested on the disease.
When asked why he did it, he explained that he reported for work because he was not showing symptoms of the dreaded disease.
However, the initial results turned out that the congressman was positive for COVID-19, when in fact he was not.
Photos revealed that he came close to a number of government officials, including those in Malacañang. Manila Bulletin reported that Yap was called to the meeting after his testing on March 21.
Rappler reported that the lawmaker indeed admitted having attended meetings with high-ranking government officials.
His defense at the time was that he was not talking, and even made reference to a photo where he was just "smiling."
He also said that he was "mostly far away from the others."
Among those whom he came in contact with then include Sen. Bong Go, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, and Rep. LRay Villafuerte.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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