(1st UPDATE) ‘He has a slight fever however he’s in any other case okay,’ says Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles
MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has examined constructive for COVID-19, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles stated in a media briefing on Friday, July 8.
The President examined constructive through an antigen check, stated Angeles.
“The President has examined constructive in an antigen check for COVID-19. He has a slight fever however he’s in any other case okay,” stated Angeles.
In accordance with well being division protocols, he isn’t required to take a confirmatory RT-PCR check however will as a substitute have to isolate for seven days.
After seven days, ought to he be symptom-free, he can resume face-to-face actions, based on Well being Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
That is the second time Marcos has examined constructive for COVID-19.
Ilocos Norte 1st District Consultant Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, the President’s eldest son, examined unfavorable through antigen check. The remainder of the First Household – First Woman Liza Araneta-Marcos and their two sons – are out of city and haven’t been uncovered to the President, stated Angeles.
Since Marcos examined constructive, Govt Secretary Vic Rodriguez attended morning briefings “on issues of safety” as a substitute. The President can even be skipping a US Embassy occasion to have a good time US independence however will nearly attend and handle a leagues of governors and mayors assembly.
Your entire week, Marcos has been attending conferences, briefings, and oath-takings of his appointees. Officers who’ve been working carefully with the President – together with Rodriguez and Angeles – examined unfavorable for COVID-19 however can be monitoring any signs ought to they come up.
“The President encourages the general public to get their vaccine collection and boosters,” stated Angeles. – MR