HOUSE Secretary General Atty. Jose Luis Montales on Saturday announced the 13th confirmed coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) case in the House of Representatives.
Montales said the 13th case is an internal security member of the House of Representatives who last reported for work on July 6.
“We were advised that a member of our security staff assigned at the office and barracks of our Legislative Security Bureau (LSB) has tested positive for COVID-19,” according to another important announcement from Secretary General Atty. Jose Luis G. Montales sent to House reporters.
Montales said the LSB member is now presently on home quarantine and contact tracing has been ongoing.
“Let’s remain calm, keep safe,” said Montales in his notice that was sent to House members, officials, and employees.
Earlier, Montales revealed the 12th COVID-19 case of the institution, an employee who works at the Internal Audit Department and last reported there on July 1.
The 12th case, a contractual employee, was exposed to a positive employee of the Internal Audit Department, prompting the House of Representatives to close the office since July 2.
The 11th COVID-19 case is an employee of the House committee on justice whose last presence at the Batasang Pambansa complex was on June 24 to pick up some materials.