Pandemic czar Mark Villar tests positive for coronavirus disease


Posted at Jul 15 2020 10:39 AM

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar. Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Wednesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Villar made the announcement on his social media page, a day after he was named isolation czar who will lead the government's efforts in putting up quarantine facilities across the country as COVID-19 cases rise.

Villar in March underwent self-isolation after being exposed to an infected person and later tested negative for the virus. 

More details to follow.