The son of late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos has been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), his spokesman said on Tuesday.
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, but is now doing better, his spokesman Vic Rodriguez said.
Marcos received his result on March 28.
The results of the COVID-19 test of the senator was released by RITM on March 28, 2020, where it was indicated that he was positive, said Rodriguez in a statement.
His spokesman said Marcos is in stable condition.
Rodriguez said Marcos’s condition is getting better after the results of his clinical test conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) have confirmed he is positive for COVID -19.
According to Rodriguez, Marcos is only one in thousands of Filipinos fighting against the deadly disease. He said the former senator is also recovering in an “isolation area.”
Rodriguez said, after Marcos arrived from a trip in Europe, he immediately went the following day, on March 14, 2020, to a hospital due to difficulty in breathing, and to check on his health due to the reported recent outbreak of the corona virus.
“Pero umuwi na lang ako kasi sobrang dami ng pasyente noon sa pinuntahan kong ospital kaya hindi na ako nagpumilit na magpaasikaso upang mabigyan ng tamang atensiyon ang mga pasyenteng nauna sa akin… na maaaring mas masama ang pakiramdam,” said Marcos.
On March 22, Marcos was rushed to the emergency room of a hospital after experiencing difficulty in breathing, where a “CoVid19’” test was made, as he was advised to have a self-quarantine.
“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,” said Rodriquez./Stacy Ang