MANILA - Sen. Sonny Angara on Monday evening said he is recovering from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), less than a week after he tested positive for the virus.
Angara posted a selfie on social media, and thanked those who prayed for his healing.
“Recovering thanks to your prayers and some good medical attention,” he wrote in the caption.
His wife, Tootsy, earlier said that their family and household staff also had to undergo a 14-day quarantine after they were exposed to the senator who was a carrier of the virus.
“Family and friends sent us drinking water when we ran out. They sent us oxygen too,” she said without elaborating if the senator had needed machine assistance for his breathing.
“Some sent us fruits, vegetables, medical supplies cleaning aids, vitamins for our household... I am forever grateful for all the beautiful and kind souls God blessed us with,” she said in a separate post.
Under the Department of Health’s policy, Sen. Angara will have to undergo 2 confirmatory tests before he cam be declared as a “recovered” patient.
Another senator, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, earlier said he has recovered from the virus, but has yet to take the required confirmatory tests.
As of March 30, 1,546 patients tested positive for COVID-19. Of those infected, 78 died and 42 recovered.