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Chief of Staff, AFP positive for COVID-19
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:16:39 PM »
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Armed Forces Chief tests positive for COVID-19
By CNN Philippines Staff

Published Mar 27, 2020 12:12:48 PM

https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/3/27/AFP-Chief-Felimon-Santos-coronavirus.html

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) — Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on Friday.

Lorenzana said he was informed by the military chief himself after receiving his test results on Thursday.

Santos on March 24 said he was on home quarantine after coming in contact with a senior military officer who tested positive for the viral disease.

Lorenzana said he will undergo self-quarantine after his close contact with Santos during events in Villamor Airbase on March 21 and in Camp Aguindaldo and Malacañang on the 22nd.

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Re: Chief of Staff, AFP positive for COVID-19
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 05:49:15 AM »
https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/28/20/top-ph-defense-military-officials-quarantined-after-afp-chief-tests-positive-for-covid-19

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While he admits there is no way to be certain where he got exposed, Santos has reason to believe he was infected by a senior military officer who had tested COVID-positive on March 23.

This officer was newly promoted and, on March 13, it was the Chief of Staff himself who pinned his new rank onto his shoulder, in a military ceremony called the Donning of Ranks.

“Yung Donning of Ranks, yung mga napromote, inilalagay namin yung rank sa uniform nila. So I was close to him, dahil ako yung nag-pin ng ranks. We are observing yung distancing sana, pero yung pag-pin ng ranks, yun yung nalapit siguro ako,” Santos recalls.

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