Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will be quarantined until next Tuesday after being exposed to a coronavirus carrier.
Locsin has already tested negative for COVID-19 but will stay under quarantine as a precaution. He will take another coronavirus test next week.
“Sadly I must quarantine. I’m negative but the building and officers I met yesterday tested positive,” he tweeted on Thursday, January 28.
“We’re going into lockdown til Tuesday when we test again,” he said.
Locsin revealed his latest condition after his conversation with newly appointed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The two officials discussed efforts to build on the strong alliance between the Philippines and the United States.
Blinken earlier tweeted that he had a “great conversation” with Locsin on the US-Philippine relations. The US-Philippines alliance, he said, is marked by “shared interests, history, values, and strong people-to-people ties.”
Locsin replied: “Great conversation. Will get a lot done soon.”
Great conversation. Will get a lot done soon. Sadly I must quarantine. I’m negative but the building and officers I met yesterday tested positive. We’re going into lockdown til Tuesday when we test again. Again thank you for the call. Please tell your President what I said. https://t.co/xspmLhGn6E— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) January 28, 2021