Department of Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). She remains to be asymptomatic and body temperature remains normal.

She will be on isolation. However, like her fellow Cabinet members, she will continue working — virtually attending IATF meetings, preside over the DepEd EXECOM and MANCOM, and make all decisions necessary to keep DepEd in full operation.

Read her full official statement below.

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