DPWH Secretary Mark Villar tests positive for COVID-19

(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.