- Two of the “Piston 6” jeepney drivers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19
- Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice confirmed this news and already ordered the Caloocan police to disinfect the jail facility
- Caloocan police chief Col. Dario Menor said that the patients could not have gotten the coronavirus in the custodial facility
- However, the identities of the two drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were not disclosed
Caloocan Representative Edgar Erice has confirmed that two of the “Piston 6” jeepney drivers tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
KAMI learned that the local government has been working on isolating the two jeepney drivers and testing their families.
In a report by the Philippine Star, the identities of the two jeepney drivers were not disclosed. However, 72-year-old Elmer Cordero was among those who tested negative for coronavirus disease.
Rep. Erice also shared that the six jeepney drivers underwent the test on June 11. However, the results were only released on Wednesday.
The lawmaker also called on the Caloocan police to disinfect the custodial facility and have the inmates undergo the COVID-19 test.
However, Caloocan police chief Col. Dario Menor said that the jeepney drivers who tested positive could not have gotten the coronavirus in jail.
In a previous report by KAMI, the 6 jeepney drivers were released after almost a week of being detained for allegedly violating quarantine protocols.
The “Piston 6” was the jeepney drivers who asked for help and protested amid the COVID-19 crisis. They were only released after posting bail.
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