Christopher de Leon now negative for COVID-19


Posted at Apr 14 2020 11:15 AM | Updated as of Apr 14 2020 11:25 PM

MANILA – Veteran actor Christopher de Leon has tested negative for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) more than three weeks after catching the respiratory illness.

De Leon's wife Sandy Andolong made the announcement through a post on her Instagram Story on Monday night.

“At last the long wait is over! All praise and glory to God,” Andolong wrote across the copy of de Leon’s laboratory test results.

De Leon announced last March 17 that he tested positive for COVID-19, amid a pandemic that has put the Philippines under a state of calamity and the entire Luzon in lockdown.

One week later, the 63-year-old actor was discharged from the hospital and underwent home quarantine, his manager Lolit Solis confirmed to ABS-CBN News on March 24.