Duque tests negative for COVID-19

(Eagle News)–Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made the revelation in a radio interview on Sunday, March 22.

Duque on Thursday said he had gone on self-quarantine  as a precaution.

Vergeire had said this was only as a precaution as Duque was considered “high-risk.”

She said Duque would continue working from home.

The Philippines has so far confirmed 380 COVID-19 cases, including 25 deaths.