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Secretary Mon Lopez joins list of Cabinet officials afflicted with COVID-19

Trade and Industry Secretary Lopez tested COVID-19 positive


MANILA – Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, now 65 years old, tested positive for COVID-19.


Secretary Lopez, a strong advocate for the reopening of the economy, said in a short message to media practitioners that he tested COVID-19 positive. He said the result came our Monday.


“I had myself swabbed Sunday after exposure last Tuesday (last week) from a person who tested positive,” he said.


The Trade and Industry Department executive attended a virtual press conference past midday today and confirmed he is on isolation and asymptomatic.


Several other cabinet officials have tested COVID-19 positive but have successfully recovered. (Melo M. Acuña)

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez (left) attending a virtual press conference while in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. (Screen grab from PCOO Virtual Presser/Melo M. Acuna)

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