LOOK: Angara back with family after recovering from COVID-19


Posted at Apr 17 2020 11:33 PM

MANILA - Sen. Sonny Angara is back with his family after recovering from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In an Instagram post on Friday, the 47-year-old senator is seen enjoying his family's company for the first time in weeks.

"First time to hug/kiss these guys after over 30+ days incl hospital stay and self quarantine in the den," he said.


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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.

The senator earlier donated blood plasma for a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient after he recuperated from the disease.

In the absence of a COVID-19 cure, some hospitals have been using convalescent plasma therapy - or the transfer of blood from those who recovered to those who are still battling the disease - to see if survivors' antibodies can help patients overcome the virus.