Presidential Security Group commander negative from COVID-19

Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander Colonel Jesus P. Durante III PA (GSC) tested negative after undergoing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo said March 16.

Secretary Panelo said Colonel Durante also tested negative after undergoing COVID-19 testing together with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go.

Panelo noted that as President Duterte’s head of security, Colonel Durante shall continue to protect the President and members of his family.

He noted that this protection includes safeguarding their health against any exposure to COVID-19, as well as implementing measures against infection among those who may be in contact with them, such as PSG personnel, Malacañang officials and employees and their visitors.