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DepEd’s Briones now tests negative from COVID-19

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones (Photo Credits:

Education Secretary Leonor Briones has now tested negative from the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Education(DepEd) said on Monday.

The department made the announcement on its official Twitter account.

In an interview, Briones said that she received a text message from Health Secretary Francisco Duque III saying that she already yielded negative result from the viral disease.

The 79-year-old Education chief was the second member of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet infected with COVID-19 after Interior Secretary Eduardo Año.

Briones earlier revealed that she had been in isolation since April 8 after she learned that she tested positive for COVID-19 based on the samples taken from her on April 2.

READ: DepEd Sec Briones tests positive for COVID-19


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