PDEA chief tests positive for Covid-19

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Wilkins Villanueva announced on Sunday that he contracted the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In a Facebook post, Villanueva said he received his Covid-19 test result on Sunday morning. He had a swab test at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center on Saturday in preparation for a Senate inquiry on Monday.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director-general Wilkins Villanueva. (PNA file photo by Jigger J. Jerusalem)

“I TESTED POSITIVE,” Villanueva posted. “I’m sorry to all the people that I had close contact for the past days. Please take necessary precaution.”

He said that he is a symptomatic and had isolated himself.

“Please pray for those who also tested positive. We hope to get through this,” he added.

Villanueva said he does not know where he could have picked up the virus.