- DIlG Secretary Eduardo Año once again tested positive for coronavirus after having a supposed previous bout with the disease
- The results of the test were released on Sunday and the Interior Secretary revealed that he felt symptoms on August 13
- Some of the symptoms that the Secretary felt were body pains and sore throat
- The next day, he underwent a swab test and he also went through a self-quarantine
The country's Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año tested positive for COVID-19 again.
He felt the symptoms on August 13, had himself tested the following day and his results came out on Saturday evening, GMA News reported.
"Last night, August 15, I received my test result informing me that I am once again positive for COVID-19. In the meantime, I am being closely monitored by my doctors while I am in isolation," said Año.
He also appealed to those who came in close contact with him to self-quarantine.
"I make this announcement to call the attention of all persons I had close contact with to go on self-quarantine, observe any symptoms in accordance with DOH guidelines, and take appropriate action," said in a statement.
The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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