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Philippines' Marcos in isolation after testing positive for COVID

New president to skip U.S. Embassy event, accepts China visit invitation

Philippine President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., seen here during his inauguration on June 30, has tested positive for COVID-19.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The Philippines' new President Ferdinand Marcos is to isolate for a week after testing positive for COVID-19, his press secretary said on Friday.

Marcos has "a slight fever but he is otherwise OK," Secretary Trixie Angeles said during a press briefing.

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