Locsin on Roque testing COVID-19 positive: ‘Don’t ‘overdo’ your job’

Published March 15, 2021, 2:00 PM

by Roy Mabasa

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has one piece of advice to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque who tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019): Don’t ‘overdo’ your job.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Locsin posted his reaction on Twitter shortly after Roque himself announced that he learned he was positive for coronavirus after undergoing the routine test on Sunday in preparation for his meeting today with President Duterte.

“Oh, crap. Get well, Harry. You go around too much; it’s your job; but don’t overdo it,” Locsin said in his tweet.

Roque said he initially tested negative last March 10 prior to holding a press conference in Ilocos Norte on March 12.

Over the past few days, Roque has been seen going around the country as part of a presidential visit or official mission. He also conducts regular press briefing in Malacañang.

On Thursday last week, Roque was with the entourage of President Duterte in Dumaguete for the unveiling ceremony of the Sibulan Airport in Negros Oriental.