SENATOR Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara announced on Monday, April 6, that he has recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In an Instagram post, the senator said he tested negative for the novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

“After several days in the emergency room and the Covid wing, my doctors finally sent me home today -- negative for the virus and pneumonia free,” Angara said.

Angara thanked the medical staff who took care of him and his family at the hospital.

“Big thanks to my doctors and nurses for taking care of me and to my family, loved ones, friends for all the prayers, letters and food that you sent. I am truly grateful for the gift of life and even more so now for those at the front lines who safeguard our lives and protect our society. I met nurses and doctors who don't go home anymore, some even doing double duty in other hospitals,” Angara said.

“They truly truly are real heroes. I will be at home with my son when he celebrates his bday this weekend but many of our health workers will not make it home as a measure of protection for their families,” he added.

The senator first confirmed that he was positive for the virus on March 26. Two other senators had also contracted the virus, Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and former Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who is now facing a complaint for violating Covid-19 protocols. (SunStar Philippines)