MANILA – Another employee of the House of Representatives has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), House Secretary-General Luis Montales reported on Wednesday.

In a statement, Montales said the infected employee, who is assigned at the chamber’s Internal Audit Department, last reported for work on June 24.

This marks the ninth confirmed case of a House employee contracting the virus.

“Protocols for handling positive cases and their close contacts are being observed. Let’s remain cautious; let’s continue following our health and safety guidelines,” Montales said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Health reported a total of 38,511 Covid-19 cases in the country, with 10,438 recoveries and 1,270 deaths. (PNA)

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