DND chief tests negative for COVID-19

DEPARTMENT of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tested negative for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

This was confirmed by Lorenzana in a viber message sent to media, Monday night.

"Guys, my test came out today. I am negative of the COVID virus. " Lorenzana said.

He said he took the test twice to assure that he was really negative of the virus.

However, Lorenzana said he was advised by the doctor to continue and complete his self quarantine until April 6,2020.

"On the advice of the doctor I will complete my quarantine until April 6," he said.

It can be recalled that Secretary Lorenzana voluntarily submitted himself to home quarantine following the announcement of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Felimon Santos Jr. that he tested positive for the deadly virus.

Lorenzana said he was with the Chief of Staff on two occasions-- one on March 21 and the other on March 22.

Santos under home quarantine in his quarters in Camp Aguinaldo.

Aside from Santos, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año also announced that he also tested positive for  COVID -19.