The President has tested positive in an antigen test for COVID 19. He has a slight fever but is otherwise ok. Those who have been in close contact with him are currently being informed by the Presidential Management Staff to observe their symptoms.
Regarding the President’s schedule for the day: the Executive Secretary attended the morning security briefing on his behalf. He will not be attending the 246th anniversary of US Independence at the US Embassy. But he will virtually attend and give a message at the Leagues of Governors and Mayors meeting of officials tonight. This is part of the continuing campaign for series of vaccinations and two booster shots in preparation for the face to face opening of classes this school year.
The meeting was originally planned to have a dinner, but that meal has been removed to prevent officials from removing their masks. The Vice President, the SILG and USec Vergiere will be making presentations.
Congressman Sandro Marcos has tested negative. The First Lady is out of town and has not been exposed. Simon and Vinny are also out of town.
The President encourages the public to get their vaccine series and boosters.
Press Secretary Rose Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Cruz-Angeles
8 July 2022, Manila