Senator Migz Zubiri tests positive for COVID-19

On Monday night, Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri announced that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He confirmed this through a Facebook post. “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 […]

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On Monday night, Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri announced that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

He confirmed this through a Facebook post.

“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. Duque on my condition. My heart sank with what he had said but I’m 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 [the] session was the best decision I made and could have protected my Family from contamination. As one of those very early on in the Senate who espoused and advocated for stronger Government response on controlling Covid 19, I was very careful in my dealings with people at work in the Senate. I practiced social distancing as well as a no handshake policy but yet i got contaminated. How, I do not know. 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. I hope my coming out will show how dangerously infectious this virus is. Sa aking mga Kababayans, makinig po tayo sa mga babala nang Gobyerno at wag na po kayo lumabas sa inyong mga tahanan. God bless us all,” he wrote.

Zubiri is one of the government officials who went into voluntary self-quarantine after possible exposure from COVID-19, as one of the Senate’s resource persons was confirmed to be positive for the disease.

As of Monday night, there are 140 cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, 12 of which have died.  Globally, 168,000 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, with at least 6,506 dead.

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