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DPWH Secretary Mark Villar under self-quarantine after coronavirus exposure

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:55 AM March 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works Secretary Mark Villar will also undergo self-quarantine after interacting with a patient positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Thursday.

Anna Mae Lamentillo, DPWH media relations officer, confirmed the development but added that Villar is in good shape.

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“Sec.  Villar is not exhibiting any symptoms. We are just being prudent,” she said in a text message.

Other government officials who will undergo self-quarantine are Senator Nancy Binay, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte -Carpio.

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To date, the Philippines has 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019.

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