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More Senators Get COVID: Binay, Ejercito and Villanueva

Seven senators get infected in three weeks.
by Pia Regalado
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Three more senators said they tested positive for COVID-19, joining four colleagues in the chamber to catch the disease over a thre-week period.

Senators Joel Villanueva, JV Ejercito, and Nancy Binay released their diagnoses, after Senators Alan Peter Cayetano, Imee Marcos,  Cynthia Villar, and Grace Poe.

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Villanueva said Thursday he tested positive for the coronavirus as he thanked those who prayed for his recovery. 

Ejercito on Friday said he tested positive for COVID-19 based on an RT-PCR test he took the day before. "No symptoms," he said on Twitter.

Binay told that she tested positive on an antigen test Thursday night. 

The Senate is currently implementing a three-week "lockdown" for guests starting Aug. 15 to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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