DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he tested positive for the virus that causes coronavirus disease in 2019 (Covid-19). “The result of my RT-PCR test today, April 6th, 2021, was positive. I will be isolated and follow quarantine guidelines to avoid infecting others, ”he said in a statement on Tuesday evening, April 7th.

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“Those exposed to me have been informed. They were advised to isolate and test Covid-19 as well, ”he added. He said the Department of National Defense (DND) will continue to operate with a skeletal workforce to ensure continuity of service with mandatory health protocols being severely enforced. Lorenzana appealed to the public to follow mandatory health protocols to curb the spread of the virus, “he said. Lorenzana is also the chairman of the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)

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