2 more House staffers contract COVID-19, total infected now at 31

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MANILA, Philippines — Two more employees of the House of Representatives have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infected to 31.

In a statement on Sunday, House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales said a staffer from the Human Resources Management Service tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 last July 31 after experiencing “cough, colds, fever, and loss of smell and taste.”

The employee reported for work last July 22 and July 23, Montales said.

The second newly-reported case is that of an employee assigned to the House Engineering Department who yielded positive results during a rapid antibody test as part of health protocols for the fifth S…

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