(Eagle News)–Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar has tested positive for COVID-19.
Villar himself made the announcement in a Facebook post on Wednesday, July 15.
“I regret to announce that today, July 15, I received my test result and it is positive for COVID-19,” he said.
Villar was named the country’s isolation czar on Monday.
Other Cabinet members who tested positive for COVID-19 include Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año.
They have since recovered.
On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he would self-quarantine after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19.