Philippine President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., seen here during his inauguration on June 30, has tested positive for COVID-19. © Reuters

Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos has tested positive for COVID-19, Press Secretary Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles said Friday.

Iran PressAsia: Angeles told a press conference that Marcos, 64, has tested positive in an antigen test for COVID-19. "He has a slight fever, but he is otherwise okay," she said.

Angeles said the presidential management staff is currently informing those in close contact with Marcos to observe their symptoms per the protocol. Marcos' wife and children were not exposed.

Regarding Marcos' schedule for Friday, Angeles said Marcos will virtually participate in a meeting with local officials on booster shot uptake on Friday night.

Marcos had tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020. 


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