Manila, Philippines – The headquarters of Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will remain closed in Mandaluyong City after the number of its staff who tested positive for COVID-19 rises to 68.
In the initial report, only 30 staff came out positive in an antigen test on Monday.
The continued closure at the presidential aspirant’s HQ was decided following a comprehensive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test that was conducted on Friday.
While sending some employees home, Marcos Jr.’s camp said that the assistance to those affected by the recent Hurricane “Odette” will continue.
“This (distribution of relief goods) cannot stop because the typhoon victims needed it badly and we have to keep our promise to help them get back on their feet,” said UniTeam political officer and former Davao 2nd District Rep. Anton Lagdameo.
“Bongbong was saddened by the unwelcome developments, but advised everyone to stay focused and let not their spirits be dampened because right now our major concern is still our fellowmen who were affected by typhoon Odette and by the new surge of coronavirus,” he added.