Vice President Leni Robredo announced that she will be undergoing quarantine after one of her staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
Robredo said that she was supposed to leave for Bicol to visit her friend who died from cancer.
“I was supposed to leave for Bicol after our Swab Cab closes today to pay my respects and say my final goodbye to a good friend who left us a few days ago after a long bout with Cancer,” Robredo said in a Facebook post.
“I was all set to go. But just a few minutes ago, I received a contact tracing call informing me that my close-in security has tested positive,” she added.
Robredo said that she was directly exposed to the said staff.
“I was with him in the car, in the elevator, and in the office almost every day this week,” she added.
Robredo said that they have regular surveillance testing in their office to ensure staff safety.
“We have regular surveillance antigen testing in the office and we do follow very strict health protocols but because I was a very close contact, I need to do the required quarantine and do an rt-pcr test after my quarantine,” she added.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I cannot say my final goodbye to Osy and be with Raffy and family at this very difficult time,” Robredo wrote. (TDT)