- Senator Koko Pimentel has just confirmed that he tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- Pimentel said that he took the test last March 20 (Friday) and he received the result on March 24 (Tuesday)
- He mentioned that he tried his best to limit his movements since the last session day on March 11
- The lawmaker also asked for prayers as his wife is about to give birth in the next few days
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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
KAMI learned from Manila Bulletin that the senator confirmed that he acquired the disease through a statement released today, Wednesday.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News, Pimentel shared that he took the swab test last Friday, March 20, 2020.
He was informed of the result that he tested positive on Tuesday night, March 24, 2020.
According to a report by the Philippine Star (authored by Gaea Katreena Cabico), Pimentel mentioned that he tried his best to limit his movements since March 11, the last session day.
“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,” he said.
He also asked for prayers for his wife, Kathryna Yu, as she is about to give birth in the next few days.
As reported by the Inquirer (authored by Christia Marie Ramos), Pimentel is the second senator to confirm that he has COVID-19.
In a previous report by KAMI, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri was the first senator to confirm that he tested positive for coronavirus.
Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III or Koko Pimentel is a Filipino politician currently serving in the Senate. He was the Senate President from 2016 to 2018. He is also the current president of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP–Laban).
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