The situation gets even unexpected as five individuals from President Duterte’s Cabinet are currently on deliberate isolate after either testing positive for COVID-19 contamination or having close contact with the individuals who had tested positive.
Along with this is Secretary Delfin Lorenzana which is the head of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 yet affirmed recently that he was among the individuals who need to self-isolate. For this reason, He said he was in close contact with Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) chief Dr. Dominador Chiong about seven days prior that’s why it is important to seclude himself.
Additionally under the isolation are Carlito Galvez, agent testing dictator Vince Dizon and Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año. Looking at it, these are the officials that were needed in the gatherings and task force yet being forced to do self isolation. Prior to this, The presidential representative Harry Roque conceded that he tested positive for COVID-19 and has now gone on self-seclusion. He said he would keep working since he stays asymptomatic.
Consequently, Roque’s nearby contacts which is National Task Force against COVID-19 vice president Vince Dizon, Ilocos Norte Gov. Mathew Marcos-Manotoc, bad habit lead representative Cecilia Araneta Marcos and Laoag Mayor Michael Marcos Keon all went into self-isolate as careful steps.
In Congress, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Mike Defensor and Negros Oriental Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong affirmed they have tested positive for COVID-19.
At the Senate, Sen. Risa Hontiveros is presently under a 14-day self-isolate subsequent to being presented to a COVID-19 positive person.
In view of this, she gave a statement about being on self-isolate on the grounds that one of the hosts of a show she had a program for Women’s Month on March 5, the host tried positive on March 12th. She added that she went through an exam. She was negative however adhering to the specialist’s guidance on that emergency, he requested that she will have a complete the 14-day isolate since the openness on March 5. So the senator shall be isolated until 19th of March.
It’s shocking to face this reality among the government officials but it’s important to self isolate themselves to not cause further spread of disease and even the worsening of their conditions. Amidst these things, the administration is still working to combat this unprecedented times.