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PSG probe of Yap to proceed even after solon found negative for COVID-19

The Presidential Security Group (PSG) will continue its investigation of ACT-CIS party-list Representative Eric Go Yap for allegedly breaking the protocol set by Malacañang amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PSG commander Jesus Durante III issued the statement after the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) clarified that Yap did not contract the virus. The RITM has also apologized to Yap for the “clerical oversight.”

"[The] investigation continues and I will just await for the recommendation of the team. But if the investigation team recommends that it will be dropped then so be it,” Durante said in a message to reporters.

Durante also said PSG personnel assigned at Malacañang and their dependents would still go into self-quarantine beginning on Saturday until April 10.

The PSG commander said on Thursday that they were ready to file charges against Yap for supposedly breaking COVID-19 protocols in the Palace.

The PSG said Yap failed to disclose necessary information such as his exposure to persons who contracted the virus and the onset of symptoms.

Yap, who took part in the March 21 meeting in the Palace on the proposed special powers for President Rodrigo Duterte to tackle the COVID-19 threat, maintained that he did not violate health protocols. -NB, GMA News