Sylvia Sanchez, Art Atayde cleared of pneumonia after confirming positive for COVID-19


Posted at Apr 08 2020 06:18 PM | Updated as of Apr 08 2020 06:53 PM

'Pamilya Ko' star Sylvia Sanchez and husband Art Atayde. Courtesy of

MANILA — Screen veteran Sylvia Sanchez and her husband Art Atayde have both been cleared of pneumonia, two weeks after they both confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Their daughter, actress Ria Atayde, shared the good news in a report on Wednesday.

"It has truly been overwhelming and reassuring knowing that there are so many people praying with and for us and our parents' speedy recovery. As of today, we have been told that our parents' lungs are finally cleared from pneumonia," she said in a statement.

Both Sanchez and Atayde are due to undergo another test to determine if they're no longer positive for COVID 19, "before they can finally go home," Ria added.

The couple confirmed their condition last March 24, counting them among the showbiz personalities who have been infected, alongside Christopher de Leon and Iza Calzado.

Ria, who is one of four siblings, at the time underwent strict home quarantine. In her statement on Wednesday, she said they've since eased their self-isolation measures, "because none of us developed symptoms."

"We continue to ask for prayers as they are not out of the woods just yet. Thank you so much again, everyone! All your love, light and energy have been such great support for our family in these trying times," she said.