Staff member of SC associate justice tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News)–A member of the staff of a Supreme Court associate justice has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019.

A statement from the Office of  Associate Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier said the staff member had a fever which persisted from March 12 to 18.

The patient got tested for COVID-19 on March 19, and the results came out positive on March 24, according to the City Health Office of Bacoor, the statement said.

The statement said the patient last reported for work on March 12, and left around noon.

“We were able to sanitize our office on March 13, 2020, Friday,” the statement said.

The statement said the patient regularly takes the SC No. 8 bus to and from work and has had no recent travel history abroad.

“All our staff have been observing proper health and hygiene measures and self-quarantine since (Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta’s) announcement regarding modified work schedules,” the statement said.

“Thank you for your concern. Let us all stay healthy and careful during these times,” the statement added. With a report from Moira Encina