Pimentel tests positive for COVID-19; now on self-quarantine

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday confirmed that he tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19.

In a statement, Pimentel disclosed that he took the virus test last Friday and was informed of the result Tuesday night.

He was the second Philippine senator who contracted the deadly coronavirus, which was currently devastating the globe. The first was Senate Majority Leader Sen. Migz Zubiri.

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I also urge all of us to observe the social distancing, enhanced community quarantine measures, washing of hands and personal hygiene being implemented because they are the best strategies to beat this disease at this time. I have faith that together we can overcome these challenging times, ” Pimentel said.”

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