PERLAS SPIKERS SAY PROTOCOLS WERE FOLLOWED AFTER PLAYERS, COACH TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE
Amid the start of Baguio Camp last May 30, seven players and one coach from Perlas Spikers tested positive for Covid-19, however, the team denied the allegations of not conforming to the health protocols.
The team clarified in a statement that protocols were not violated and the eight members have been quarantined after returning positive COVID-19 results.
“As a sign of respect and gratitude to the people of Baguio, the Perlas Spikers followed every single protocol,” included in the statement.
“All members were accounted for at all times, and not one went anywhere other than where we were staying and our training venue, riding the bus provided by the LGU in between.”
Also, Perlas Spikers team captain Jem Ferrer slammed the hearsay that the team contracted the virus when they sneaked out of their quarters at Teachers’ Camp as they did not stay there.
“We are not billeted in Teacher’s Camp. The only places that we go to apart from our accommodation are our court training venue and our gym training,” she said.
“In our accommodation, there is a CCTV that monitors us 24/7 and that can prove that we do not go out of our gates except for court training and gym training as mentioned earlier.”
And for privacy purposes, the names who had tested positive were not mentioned but Ferrer affirmed that Perlas Spikers ‘are all okay.’