DOLE Undersecretary Tests Positive for COVID-19

An undersecretary from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Central Office tested positive for COVID-19.

DOLE Undersecretary Tests Positive for COVID-19
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The DOLE Central Office in Intramuros, Manila was temporarily closed on Friday after an undersecretary contracted coronavirus disease.

“This is not the first time that work at the DOLE central office in Manila is being suspended after some employees tested positive for COVID,” DOLE-Information and Publication Service (IPS) Director Rolly Francia said.

“We are praying for the early recovery of our Undersecretary who got infected of the virus,” he added.

However, the DOLE official refused to reveal the name of the undersecretary infected with COVID-19.

But normal operations of the government agency will resume on Monday once thorough disinfection of the DOLE office has been done.

“We also pray that the staff members in the office of the Undersecretary will overcome the health situation,” the DOLE official said.

Meanwhile, as of posting, the country has already registered 454,447 cases of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty in breathing, cough, and other respiratory problems but a patient may also be positive for the disease even without showing any signs.

With the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019 cases, leaders of different nations are doing their all in order to combat the spread of the deadly virus which started in Wuhan, China in 2019.

Among the safety protocols that everyone must observe are the following; social/physical distancing, wearing masks especially in public places, and using disinfectant from time to time if possible.

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