Wed. Sep 22nd, 2021

MANILA — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has been tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and is on home quarantine, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

In a text message, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Duque is “currently asymptomatic” meaning, the DOH chief is showing no signs of the virus.

“He has already been tested for Covid-19 as he is asthmatic and hypertensive. He is now doing work from home,” Vergeire said.

On Tuesday, the DOH confirmed that one of its senior officials has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The lone confirmed case is a director. Contrary to circulating posts, no member of the DOH Executive Committee is positive for Covid-19,” the DOH said. (PNA)

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