- The members of the Senate conducted a session on Monday led by Senate President Tito Sotto
- 15 Senator were physically present during the session, but Senators Kiko Pangilinan and Franklin Drilon joined via video conference
- According to Sotto, 12 employees of the Senate tested positive for COVID-19 based on rapid test kits
- Two of the cases are staff members of senators and most of them are from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms
The Senate conducted a session on Monday with 15 senators physically present.
KAMI learned that Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III opened the session.
In a Facebook post by the Philippine Star, Senators Franklin Drilon and Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan joined via video conference.
Senate President Sotto confirmed that 12 Senate employees tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) based on rapid test kits.
Two of them are staff members of senators, one is a waiter, and the rest are from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that at least 31 staff of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) tested negative for COVID-19 after they underwent a 14-day quarantine following their exposure to a suspected case of coronavirus disease.
As of Monday, the Department of Health recorded a total of 9,485 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 1,315 of the patients have recovered.
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