Actress Iza Calzado tests positive for COVID-19, recovering well - manager


Posted at Mar 28 2020 04:11 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2020 05:45 PM

MANILA — Actress Iza Calzado has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), her manager Noel Ferrer said on Saturday, after being confined in a hospital for pneumonia.

Her manager Noel Ferrer shared the actress' condition in a statement on his Facebook account, saying: "Iza Calzado received her results yesterday that she tested positive for CoVid. She is recovering well as she was aggressively treated for pneumonia and the virus. She can actually breath now without any oxygen assistance." 

Ferrer said Calzado will be tested to check if she has been ruled negative for the virus. Her husband and other people she interacted with will be screened as well, but they have not shown symptoms, he said. 

The actress is the second showbiz personality to be confirmed infected with COVID-19, after screen veteran Christopher de Leon.

De Leon has since been discharged from the hospital.

Another actor, Menggie Cobarrubias, who succumbed to pneumonia recently, was tested for COVID-19. His results have yet to be released.

Prior to the Luzon lockdown due to coronavirus, which effectively halted showbiz productions, Calzado was filming the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye "Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin."

It's unclear when Calzado first showed symptoms of pneumonia.