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AFP Chief, positive for COVID-19

MANILA - Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Felimon Santos Jr., tested positive for COVID-19, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

AFP chief's result came out on Thursday, this confirmation was told by Lorenzana to the media this Friday.

As part of preventive measures, Lorenzana will do self-quarantine because of his physical contact with the AFP chief.

"Protocol says I have to self-quarantine for 14 days," he said.

"I had close proximity with him on two occasions: in VAB (Villamor Air Base) during the turn over of medical supplies to me last Sunday p.m, 21 Mar, and again last Monday afternoon 22 March, here in GHQ and at the Heroes Hall, MalacaƱang," he added.

According to AFP Public Affairs Office that AFP chief is now under observation by the military physician at V. Luna Medical Center, he will do home quarantine for 10 days.

"He is well and in good health condition. He will be in his military quarters where he will continue the discharge of his duties and responsibilities," said AFP PAO.


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