Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday tested negative for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Dear everyone, my test came out negative. Thanks for the prayers,” Lorenzana, 71, said in a text message to reporters.
Earlier, the office of the Department of National Defense has been placed under lockdown in order to give way to the disinfection of its main building and premises in Quezon City.
Lorenzana was subjected to a swab test after one of his staff tested positive for the disease.
In a report, the said infected staff joined Lorenzana and other ranking defense and military officials in two official functions in Subic, Zambales last Friday, July 10, and Jolo, Sulu on Monday, July 13.