JUST IN: Koko Pimentel tests positive for COVID-19

Senator Koko Pimentel revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The swab was taken last Friday, March 20, 2020,” Pimentel said in a statement.
The senator said that he is doing his best to contact trace those whom he had encountered during those crucial days.
“I have quarantined myself upon the doctor’s advice and consistent with the protocol. I feel I am, with God’s help, on the way to recovery,” the senator said
The senator added that he is more worried for his wife, who is set to give birth in the next few days.
“I would like to ask for your prayers, especially for my wife Kath, who is about to give birth in the next few days to our first baby girl, and with whom I cannot be at this very important point in our lives as parents,” he said.
He also lauded the medical workers in the frontline to help fight the coronavirus crisis.
“I want to express again my profound gratitude to our frontline medical workers throughout the country, who are putting their lives at risk on a daily basis to bring a halt to this pandemic. They are the true heroes in this fight,” he added.

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