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Philippines’ Marcos Tests Positive for Covid-19

Ferdinand "BongBong" Marcos Jr., the Philippines' president, speaks during the swearing-in ceremony at the Old Legislative Building in Manila, the Philippines, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Marcos won the presidency by a landslide with a campaign that promised unity and pandemic recovery, and which got a boost from social media posts positively portraying the  dictatorship despite economic downturn and human rights violations at that time.
Ferdinand "BongBong" Marcos Jr., the Philippines' president, speaks during the swearing-in ceremony at the Old Legislative Building in Manila, the Philippines, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Marcos won the presidency by a landslide with a campaign that promised unity and pandemic recovery, and which got a boost from social media posts positively portraying the dictatorship despite economic downturn and human rights violations at that time.Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 in an antigen test, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said.

“He has a slight fever, but is otherwise OK,” Angeles said at a televised briefing Friday. The Philippine leader will cancel a scheduled US embassy event, but will be attending other meetings virtually, she said.