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Karen Davila furious about politicians availing of COVID-19 test in spite of limited stocks

Karen Davila slammed politicians for availing of COVID-19 tests in spite of limited test kits.

ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Karen Davila couldn’t help but vent out her anger on politicians who keep on availing of COVID-19 tests in their homes despite the country’s limited stocks of test kits.

In a tweet, Saturday, March 19, Davila said it’s appalling to know that politicians and their staff keep on breaking the set protocol by the DOH (Department of Health) amidst deficient supplies of test kits for the general public. She added, she hoped all of their names will be revealed to the public soon.

“Nakakagalit. Tumigil na kayong mga pulitiko at staff ninyo na nagpapa-test pa sa bahay pa sa ating DOH surveillance team. Dapat lahat ng pangalan nyo mabunyag sa totoo lang.”

According to the guidelines set by the DOH, only PUIs (Persons Under Investigation) in severe to the critical condition must undergo testing for COVID-19.

Asymptomatic patients, on the other hand, are considered PUMs (Persons Under Monitoring) who don’t need to undergo testing. They are those with exposure history and should only undergo a 14-day home quarantine. PUMs will get tested if they start manifesting symptoms and have been assessed to be high-risk due to other underlying diseases and old age.

In the case of the politicians, they are all asymptomatic with only a history of exposure to COVID-19 positive cases.

Netizens react

Meanwhile, the majority of netizens who replied to Karen’s tweet agreed that these politicians should be named and revealed to the public. So that people will know the thick faced politicos who

Other netizens, on the other hand, shared the names of those who got tested based on news articles.





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