Another member of the House of Representatives is positive for COVID-19. Ang Probinsiyano Teleserye Party-list Representative Alfred Delos Santos confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, April 5.
Ang Probinsyano Teleserye lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19
Delos Santos said among the symptoms he experienced were cough, colds, and fever.
The lawmaker admitted he got exposed to a person who was COVID-19 positive.
The congressman said he believes it’s time to implement stringent health protocols again in the Bicol Region where he is from.
Last Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) said the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Bicol Region rose to 62, the highest from March 28 to April 3.
“I think it’s time to be strict again in the implementation of health protocols. It seems a lot of people are now experiencing compliance fatigue that’s why they forget the health protocols,” Delos Santos said in a statement.
He also urged local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce the minimum health standards and also urged the national government to monitor the situation in the provinces.
Delos Santos also said it is important that barangay (village), city, and municipal health workers are able to monitor communities to ensure speedy enforcement of a localized lockdown once a person living in the area tested positive for COVID-19.
“When a community or area is placed on localized lockdown, in partnership with the LGU, we shall deliver to the food items and other necessities so that they won’t have to go out and risk spreading the virus,” he said.