Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Gerald Bantag has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“I am confirmed positive,” Bantag said in a text message sent to reporters.
Earlier, BuCor spokesman Gabriel Chaclag announced that he contracted COVID-19 following his test results released on Saturday.
Bantag underwent an RT-PCR test for COVID last week after two of his close-in staff tested positive for virus.
His results were released on Monday, September 21.
In a radio interview, Bantag said he is not confined to a hospital but is staying in his quarters since he is not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. He added that does not have any underlying conditions.
The latest data of BuCor showed at least 350 staff contracted COVID-19 while 21 died.