By Prince Golez
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirmed on Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) after his exposure to several infected persons last March 26.
“I wish to make an important announcement. Last March 26, 2020, after learning that four persons I had associated with tested positive for Covid-19, I started my 14-day self-quarantine,” Año said in a statement.
The secretary got tested for the viral disease on March 27 and received the result from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine today.
“I make this announcement to call the attention of all persons I had close contact with to go on self-quarantine and observe any symptoms, in accordance with DOH (Department of Health) guidelines.
“To all those concerned, I am doing fine and have no symptoms. I will continue my quarantine and work from home. The result of my test will not in any way dampen my spirit and energy to do my job,” he also said.
Año likewise advised the public to stay home and observe social distancing during the enhanced community quarantine.