MANILA — Actress Sylvia Sanchez and her husband, Art Atayde, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Sanchez made the confirmation in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
Sanchez said she and and her husband went to the hospital last week and were tested for COVID-19.
"On March 24, my husband and I were brought to Cardinal Santos (Medical Center) as I was having chills and he had cough and shortness of breath. We were made to take the COVID-19 swab test and since then, Art and I have self-isolated. A week later, we finally received the results and we both came out positive for COVID-19," she said.
Despite the diagnosis, Sanchez stressed that she and her husband are “getting better each day.”
“We would like to request those whom we saw prior to the community quarantine to monitor for symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, fever, LBM and sore throat. Art and I are getting better each day. Although this is slower than our usual recovery, we know that with prayers and strict compliance with our doctor’s orders, we will get there. Until then, we will keep you updated on how this progresses. Stay safe, healthy and take your 1000 mg of vitamin C and 20 mg of zinc daily! Most importantly, stay home to help prevent the spread of the virus,” Sanchez wrote.
Sylvia Sanchez is the third celebrity to test positive for the novel coronavirus after Christopher de Leon and Iza Calzado.
De Leon has since been discharged from the hospital, while Calzado is now free from the virus.