A Department of Justice (DOJ) employee has tested positive with the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) in both rapid antibody test and the confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
“I was informed that the person who tested positive after the swab test was an employee of the DOJ assigned to a field office, not based in the main office,” revealed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday (June 16).
The employee is one of 68 DOJ employees who tested positive during the rapid antibody tests and were told to get themselves swabbed for the confirmatory PCR tests.
Last week, 537 persons out of the over 700 employees at the DOJ main office in Manila underwent rapid antibody tests.
The results of the rapid the antibody tests showed that 68 of them have COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Guevarra assured that those who tested positive through PCR testing will get hospitalization and receive treatment for COVID-19.