Public Works Secretary Mark Villar announced on Wednesday, July 15, that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“I regret to announce that today, July 15, I received my test result and it is positive for COVID-19,” Villar said in a Facebook post.
Villar confirmed his infection with the disease just two days after he was as the “isolation czar” in the government’s coronavirus response efforts. Since the start of outbreak, the Department of Public Works and Highways has converted dozens of public buildings into quarantine facilities around the country.
Villar is the latest Duterte Cabinet member to be infected with the new virus. In March, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año got infected and recovered a few weeks later, while Education Secretary Leonor Briones tested positive in April.– Rappler.com