FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to his spokesman.
The former senator, who is also the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, is being treated in an isolation area. His condition is improving, said his spokesman Victor Rodriguez.
“Gumaganda na ang kondisyong pangkalusugan ni dating Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. makaraang ihayag sa resulta ng clinical test na isinagawa ng Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) na siya’y positibo sa Covid-19,” he said.
Rodriguez said the former senator went to a hospital on March 14, but went home because the hospital had a lot of patients at the time.
Rodriguez assured that the only time he went out of his room was when he was tested for the new coronavirus on March 22.
“Simula noong Marso 13, 2020 hanggang sa ngayon ay sinusunod ng dating senador ang health protocol sa mga PUI at taimtim at tahimik nyang tinupad ang ipinaiiral na proseso ng gamutan, tulad ng safety mask at self-quarantine, at walang ingay na inilayo ang kanyang sarili maging sa kanyang pamilya gaya ng isang simple, responsable at ordinaryong pasyente,” Rodriguez said.
Marcos received his test result from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on March 28. (SunStar Philippines)