4 OVP employees test positive for COVID-19, Robredo free from virus

Published July 19, 2020, 6:27 PM

by Raymund Antonio

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has suspended work after four of its staff who were engaged in its COVID-19 response operations tested positive for coronavirus.

“Following our safety protocols, office work was immediately suspended, and testing was done for concerned OVP personnel working at the office or deployed in the field, including Vice President Leni Robredo,” her spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said on Sunday.

Gutierrez said Robredo tested negative for the virus after she underwent the test.

The OVP suspended work to start disinfecting the premises and the contract tracing to identify the persons who had close contact with the infected personnel.

Since the start of the outbreak in March, Robredo’s office has been doing relief work to help health workers and frontliners in the fight against COVID-19.

Gutierrez assured they will continue to extend assistance to affected Filipinos in the middle of the pandemic.

“Our commitment to continue our work to support our nation’s COVID-19 response efforts remains firm and undimmed,” Robredo’s spokesman said.

”This virus will not slow us down. This virus will not beat us,” he stressed.