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AFP Chief tested positive for coronavirus

Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana announced Friday that Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). Lorenzana himself is now under quarantine following the arrival of Santos’ test results on Friday morning. The defense chief said he had close contact with the AFP chief on two occasions recently: the turnover of medical supplies at the Villamor Air Base on Saturday (March 21), and at the General Headquarters and Heroes Hall in Malacanang on Monday (March 23). Despite not having to display symptoms, Lorenzana said he would abide by the 14-day self-quarantine protocol. The AFP Chief confirmed on Tuesday the first COVID-19 positive case in the AFP—a senior officer assigned at the General Headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo. Santos said he had placed himself under home quarantine after he found out about the results of the senior officer, whom he had come in contact during previous engagements. His quarantine was supposed to end on March 27.   —(Source: Inquirer)

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