VETERAN player Jervy Cruz tested negative after undergoing a rapid test for the novel coronavirus disease on Thursday.
He was quick to have himself and his whole family tested after two of the elderly jeepney drivers in the so-called Piston 6 were reported to have tested positive on the same day. Just last week, the 33-year-old forward had a personal encounter with the men as he extended his help by personally dropping off some goods for them.
The Piston 6 are members of a transport group who were detained after staging a protest along Edsa-Monumento calling for a repeal on the current jeepney ban.
“It is sad to hear that after giving the Piston 6 help, 2 of them are now positive for the COVID-19,” he said in an Instagram post. “Due to this, we immediately did rapid testing to ensure our safety as well as our family’s.”
His friend, who was with him during the mini outreach, also tested negative.
According to an Inquirer report, the transport group expressed concerns that the two members of the Piston 6 may have contracted the disease from the detention facility. In a text message to reporters, Caloocan representative Edgar Erice clarified that they were asymptomatic.
Since the pandemic, the NorthPort player has been doing rounds to give out assists whenever he and his family see an opportunity. They even spent birthdays and occasions doing simple charity work such as giving out food packs and grocery items.