- Enchong Dee made an angry social media post about VIPs who took the COVID-19 test.
- DOH said that it caters “to officials holding positions of national security and public health.”
Kapamilya star Enchong Dee expressed his anger online at VIPs who took the COVID-19 test in spite of not needing one.
In one of his posts, he called them ‘”Very Inconsiderate Person”.
Names of the VIPs who took the COVID-19 test were posted on his account with a photo of a report with a headline: “Dahil sa 24-hour deadline na binigay ng gov’t VIPs para sa kanilang COVID-19 test result, 4 na araw na-delay ang sa kanya”.
VIP : Very Inconsiderate People pic.twitter.com/XnLQhLDMeM
— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) March 24, 2020
A 43-year-old doctor named Israel Bactol died of COVID-19 while test results were four days delayed because politicians insisted that they get tested first, a fact that was revealed by two staff members of Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
On his Instagram post, Enchong called the politicians, “Mga SWAPANG!”
The politicians on the list are known to be asymptomatic, which means they do not really meet the protocols for getting tested for COVID-19.
Though the Department of Health (DOH) denies the claim of VIP treatment for COVID-19 test, DOH said that it caters “to officials holding positions of national security and public health.”