Locsin to undergo mandatory quarantine

Published January 28, 2021, 7:33 PM

by Roy Mabasa

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will undergo mandatory quarantine for an unspecified number of days after having been exposed to individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

Locsin made this disclosure shortly after his telephone conversation with U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken on Thursday morning. 

“Great conversation. Will get a lot done soon. Sadly I must quarantine. I’m negative but the building and officers I met yesterday tested positive. We’re going into lockdown ‘til Tuesday when we test again,” Locsin said in a tweet. 

It is not clear, however, if Locsin was referring to the DFA building along Roxas Blvd. in Pasay City where he still reports for work regularly despite the pandemic.

On Wednesday, he was shown in a photo taken inside his office while signing the appointment papers of a Damascus-bound DFA team. 

In the said photo, DFA Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Management Office Antonio Morales is seen standing near Locsin witnessing the signing of the documents.