DPWH head Mark Villar tests positive for COVID-19

Get well soon
by Drei Laurel | Jul 15, 2020
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In late March, not long after the government imposed lockdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia tested positive for the coronavirus. The official has since recovered from the ordeal, but it was a reminder that no one—not even government officials—were immune to this threat.

Now, another transport official has caught COVID-19, and this time, it’s a little higher up.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) head Mark Villar took to Facebook this morning to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Look:

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Villar provided no further details and did not disclose whether or not he was experiencing any symptoms. Chances are several other agency personnel will need to undergo quarantine, as Villar is a regular presence at DPWH site visits.

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Just last week, Villar was present for the groundbreaking of new segments of the Cavite C5 Link Expressway alongside several other government officials. Get well soon, sir.

For more of our stories on the ongoing crisis, click here. For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.world/covid-19.

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