In a statement posted on his official Facebook account, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri "Migz" Zubiri has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
"To my dear fellow Filipinos, my kababayans. It is with sadness that I announce that I am positive for COVID-19. I had a test taken last Friday while on self quarantine and this afternoon I received a call from Sec. [Francisco] Duque on my condition. My heart sank with what he had said but Im uplifted with the fact that I am asymptomatic and have no fever or cough nor am I weak or have any headaches. My decision to self quarantine last Wednesday evening after session was the best decision I made and could have protected my family from contamination," he wrote.
The senator confirmed that he contracted the virus despite having practiced social distancing at work, and he urged Filipinos to take the necessary precautions given the ability of the virus to spread.
"This just goes to show how easily this virus is spread and therefore it is best for everyone to stay home and stay clean. As for me, I will stay locked in isolation for 10 more days until I get checked once again with hopefully a negative result."
Read his full post below:
This update follows the afternoon announcement of an enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region on Monday, March 16, 2020. While malls will remain closed in alignment with this directive, supermarkets, banks, drugstores, and some restaurants will remain operational. As of writing, the case count of COVID-19 in the Philippines has spiked to 140, with the nation on Code Red Sublevel 2.
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