Marcos tests positive for COVID-19 but will conduct online meetings

President Marcos, who also got Covid-19 last year but recovered, urged Filipinos to remain vigilant of their health.

Jean Mangaluz

Jean Mangaluz

Philippine Daily Inquirer


President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during his departure speech at the Villamor Air Base for the ASEAN Summit in Indonesia in early September 2023. PHOTO: PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

December 5, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

The PCO said that Marcos would be in isolation for five days, but added: The President remains fit to carry out his duties and will be continuing his scheduled meetings via teleconference.”

Marcos, who also got COVID-19 last year but recovered, urged Filipinos to remain vigilant of their health.

“Updates on his health will be provided as available. During this holiday season, President Marcos encourages the public to take precautions to safeguard their health, such as vaccinating and voluntary mask-wearing when entering crowded places,” the PCO said.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

scroll to top