Only two Supreme Court (SC) justices availed themselves for testing for the 2019 coronavirus (COVID) on Tuesday (May 26).
“I was told that there were two Justices who were tested,” said SC spokesman Brian Hosaka who noted that rapid tests were conducted.
“No names were given as well as the results of the tests,” he added.
Aside from them, Hosaka said 647 SC underwent testing also on Tuesday.
“The rapid testing is the Court’s way of complementing the efforts of the government to curb the spread of the pandemic and to flatten the curve,” Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta earlier said in a statement.
The SC has more than 20 medical staff composed of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who conduct the testing at the SC and have been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE).
Should anyone be tested positive with COVID-19, Peralta assured that is is touch with concerned government agencies for the necessary action that have to be taken.