House Dep. Speaker Pimentel tests positive for Covid-19

House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel said he received the result on Sunday night after undergoing reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing as part of the health protocols implemented at the Batasang Pambansa for President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). “My result on the swab test done yesterday in Congress was positive. I’m in isolation now,” Pimentel said in a statement.

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