National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has tested positive for COVID-19. “The result of my RT-PCR test today, 06 April 2021, came up positive,” the national defense chief said in a statement.
“I will be undergoing isolation, following the quarantine guidelines to avoid infecting others,” he asaid.
“Those who have been exposed to me have been informed. They have been advised to isolate and get tested for COVID-19 as well,” he added.
Lorenzana said that the Department of National Defense will continue to operate with a skeleton workforce to ensure continuity of service, with the prescribed health protocols strictly enforced.
“I would like to remind everyone that the threat of the virus is as real as ever, more so now due to the new variants. Let us all cooperate and abide by the prescribed health protocols to help in curbing the spread of COVID-19,” he noted.