AFP chief-of-staff recovers from Covid-19

MANILA. AFP Felimon Santos Jr. (File Photo)

ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Felimon Santos Jr. has recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said Santos has been found negative for the novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2, based on the test results released Sunday, April 5.

Arevalo said Santos has not manifested any symptoms of the virus ever since he went on home quarantine on March 24 after coming in contact with a senior military official who also tested positive for the virus.

Santos had also tested positive for the new coronavirus based on test results released on March 27.

Other security officials, Philippine National Police Chief Archie Gamboa and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana have tested negative for the virus.

Two senators, Juan Miguel Zubiri and Aquilino Pimentel III, have tested positive. Zubiri immediately went on home quarantine while Pimentel was widely criticized after he broke quarantine rules by bringing his wife to the hospital. (SunStar Philippines)


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