Senate under lockdown; Senators Gatchalian, Binay to undergo self-quarantine

Senate President Vicente Sotto III has ordered the lock down of the Senate after a resource person who attended a hearing March 5 was discovered to have been infected with the Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Sotto directed a massive disinfection of the Senate. Contact tracing of all those present at the hearing will be done.

In the meantime, Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Nancy Binay will undergo self-quarantine after learning that one of the resource persons is infected with the virus.

Both Gatchalian and Binay directed their staff present during the hearing to also undergo self-quarantine.