Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has been tested for Coronavirus

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine officials say President Rodrigo Duterte is being tested for the new virus after meeting with Cabinet officials who were exposed to infected people. They say Duterte has no symptoms but wants to make sure he is healthy and can continue to engage with the public. At least five Cabinet members have self-quarantined after being exposed to virus patients. Officials say part of the presidential palace will be disinfected. Duterte is to lead an inter-agency task force on the outbreak on Thursday and then announce possible new steps to fight the disease.

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