Año contracts COVID-19 for third time
MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday said he is currently under isolation after he contracted COVID-19 for the third time.
In a statement on Tuesday, Año said his reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test yielded a positive result. His close contacts were also confirmed positive of the virus.
“After several of my close contacts had tested positive, last night I also received a positive COVID-19 RT-PCR test result,” he said.
“Thankfully, I remain asymptomatic as of now. I will continue to work while isolating,” he added.
The interior chief pushed the public to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster, and to continue complying with health protocols.
“I encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boostered as soon as possible, and to continue following health protocols,” Año urged.
Last week, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. underwent quarantine following an exposure with confirmed COVID patients.
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