Duterte won't take another coronavirus test | Inquirer News
Close  

Duterte won’t take another coronavirus test

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 05:02 PM April 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte would no longer take another coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President remains “fit and healthy” and was not exposed to Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año who tested positive for the virus.

ADVERTISEMENT

“PRRD remains fit and healthy. No need for a 2nd COVID test,” Panelo said in a message to reporters.

“He was not exposed to Sec. Año prior to March 26 when the latter was exposed to four persons confirmed infected with the virus,” he added.

FEATURED STORIES

Año said he had interacted with four positive COVID-19 people, including Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia.

“He does not have any symptoms of colds, cough, fever, sore throat or shortness of breath,” Panelo further assured.

Duterte tested negative for COVID-19 over three weeks ago after some Cabinet members placed themselves on self-quarantine due to exposure to an infected individual.

The President spent his 75th birthday last March 28 while on self-quarantine as advised by his doctors.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Coronavirus, coronavirus Philippines, covid test, COVID-19, Malacañang, Palace, President Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.