Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez and Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade have admitted that they had interaction with an individual who tested positive for Covid-19.
The two top Cabinet members of President Rodrigo Duterte would go on self-quarantine, said Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
Go said Duterte is also set to undergo testing for Covid-19 after the two officials said that they interacted with infected individuals.
Go said he would also get tested despite not showing symptoms of the disease.
“President Duterte and I will undergo testing for Covid-19,” Go said late Wednesday night.
He said it was only “prudent” for them to get tested since at least two Cabinet members announced that they would go on self-quarantine.
“Considering that some Cabinet members we engage with regularly have been exposed to individuals who were tested positive of Covid-19 and have decided to undergo self-quarantine, it is just prudent for us to take precautionary measures in compliance with the advice of our health officials,” he said.
Though neither of them has shown any symptoms, he said they are only getting tested to ensure that they are both “fit and healthy” to perform their official duties.
“As always, the President and I remain ready to serve and die for the Filipino people,” he said.