THE entire Department of the Interior and Local Government, including all uniformed personnel and Local Government Units nationwide, joins the nation in praying for the speedy recovery of Secretary Eduardo M. Año who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
Secretary Año who has been on home quarantine since March 26, is currently doing fine and manifests no symptoms of the disease. He is well and will continue to direct the operations of the department from home. He stated in his public disclosure yesterday; “The result of my test will not in any way dampen my spirit and energy to do my job.”
The Secretary has constant access to the President, the senior officials of the Department and is in constant communication with the IATF-MEID, NTF-COVID-19, DILG Emergency Operations Center, JTF COVID Shield and the PNP Command Center. The Secretary will harness the newest technology to communicate, give instructions, and get the job done.
Senior officials of the DILG who were in close contact with the Secretary, are now in self-quarantine and will observe symptoms in accordance with DOH protocols.