Actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga told her nearly 9 million YouTube subscribers on Saturday that her entire household, including her fiancé, battled COVID-19, reminding the public how it can be caught by ignoring what sould be second nature by now: wearing face masks and handwashing.
Alex said the infection put her life on pause. She missed the premiere of her new noontime show and her wedding with her fiance, Mikee Morada. Her parents both tested positive as did another woman in their house. Hers is one of the most detailed accounts yet of celebrities who got the disease and overcame it. The pandemic is real, Alex said.
"Andaming mga plano, andami ko gustong gawin hindi ako makapasok. May gusto akong gawing milestone sa buhay ko, made-delay birthday ni Seve," she said refering to her nephew. She said her sister Toni Gonzaga's family was unaffected."Once ka lang magtanggal ng mask. Once ka lang magpabaya, ang dami mong pwedeng maapektuhan," she said.
Alex traced the outbreak in their home to a food order that broke their strict stay-at-home protocols. She did not elaborate.
In the video, Alex documented their family's 14-day quarantine, during which they stayed in separate rooms, the doors shielded with plastic from floor to ceiling. She also experienced mild syptoms such as loss of taste, a cold, and vomiting. Her parents were asymptomatic. Watch her full account in her vlog below.