Lorenzana announces he's COVID-19 free, 'ready more than ever' to serve | Inquirer News

Lorenzana announces he’s COVID-19 free, ‘ready more than ever’ to serve

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 10:42 AM April 25, 2021

Fitness regimen. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana shows how to stay fit in his Twitter post

Fitness regimen. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana shows how to stay fit in his Twitter post. Image from his Twitter account.

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced on Sunday that he’s now COVID-19 free.

“I’m pleased to announce that I’m now COVID-free,” said Lorenzana on a Twitter post on Sunday.


He shared photos of him exercising, explaining that it was the reason he survived despite the odds “not being in his favor” at the age of 72.


“I always maintain my physical and mental health even before I was diagnosed,” Lorenzana said.

“I am now ready more than ever to serve our nation,” he added.

A senior citizen, Lorenzana however claimed not to have received vaccine jabs for coronavirus yet, claiming in March that his posing for a picture during the vaccine rollout at a Davao City hospital was only for “photo ops.”

Lorenzana first announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6, immediately going into isolation afterwards.

He was just one among many Cabinet members who had been hit by the viral disease, including Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, and presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

Also struck by coronavirus were Philippine National Police chief Debold Sinas and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Wilkins Villanueva.


In March 2020, Lorenzana first went on quarantine after getting exposed to then Armed Forces chief  Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. who tested positive for coronavirus.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: coronavirus Philippines, Fitness

© Copyright 1997-2024 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.