AFP Chief tests positive of COVID-19, Lorenzana confirms

Aileen Cerrudo

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Department of Defense National (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

On Friday (March 27), the DND Secretary announced that he will undergo self-quarantine after the AFP Chief informed him of being COVID-19 positive.

Lorenzana said the AFP Chief received his results on Thursday (March 26) and that he was in close proximity with him on two occasions, on March 21 and 22.

Santos went under home quarantine on March 24 after having contact with the senior military officer.

“I have no symptoms but protocol says I have to self-quarantine for 14 days,” Lorenzana said. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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