Angara tests positive for COVID-19

first_img A female staff member of Senator Pia Cayetano tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, while the Supreme Court has confirmed that a staff member of Associate Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier was positive for the virus. Angara said in a statement on Thursday he has stayed away from the public eye since he was tested for the virus on March 16. The results of the COVID-19 only came out on Thursday. “I regret to announce that I received my test result and it is positive for COVID-19,” Angara said. “I have not been in contact with the public since taking the test last March 16.” Angara was the third senator to test positive for COVID-19 aside from Negrense Juan Miguel Zubiri and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who came under fire after breaking his quarantine protocol. Several senators have been on self-quarantine since early March after learning that a resource speaker at a committee hearing in the chamber eventually tested positive for COVID-19. Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara is the third senator to test positive for coronavirus disease 2019, aside from Juan Miguel Zubiri and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. Former senator and losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., for his part, said that he is currently on self-quarantine following his recent trip to Spain. MANILA – Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), making him the third member of the Senate to contract the virus. “I have been feeling some symptoms like mild fever, cough, headaches and general weakness,” he added. “I ask for your prayers that together we are able to pull through this tremendous challenge.” “A few days ago I was feeling a little under the weather and as a result went to get checked for COVID-19. We are still waiting for the results,” Marcos said in a press statement. “Fortunately, I feel much better and am getting stronger by the day. I have no doubt in my mind that this is partly due to the excellent work of the nurses and doctors who helped me during this time,” he added./PNlast_img read more