- Some great news in Mandaluyong City came to light on Easter Sunday
- A 95-year-old man named Cresencio Junio from the city gave so much hope after he recovered from COVID-19
- In a video shared by Mayor Menchie Abalos, the senior citizen received applause and loud cheers as he leaves the hospital
- Mayor Menchie also thanked the doctors, nurses and other frontliners for their efforts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Mandaluyong City was greeted with some good news on Easter Sunday, April 12.
While medical experts say that old patients who contracted the novel coronavirus tend to be more seriously ill, a 95-year-old man from the city gave so much hope after he recovered from COVID-19.
In a video shared by Mayor Menchie Abalos on Facebook, the senior citizen named Cresencio Junio received applause and loud cheers as he leaves the Mandaluyong City Medical Center.
“Maligayang pasko ng pagkabuhay, isang pag-asa ang ibinigay sa atin ni lolo Cresencio Junio na isang 95 yrs. old na naka-recover sa COVID-19,” Mayor Menchie wrote in the caption.
“Maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga doctors, nurses at sa lahat ng frontliners ng Mandaluyong city medical center (MCMC). Simbolo ka lolo ng liwanag na nadadanasan natin ngayon. Ang importante ang pagkakaisa at pananampalataya sa Diyos,” she added.
Here is Mayor Menchie's video which immediately went viral:
Mayor Menchie and her husband Benjamin Abalos Jr., as seen in the video, were among those who congratulated Cresencio.
As of this posting, Mandaluyong City has recorded 162 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 23 recoveries.
In a previous report by KAMI, A greater number of men than women suffering severe symptoms of COVID-19 was observed in the emergency rooms of virus hotspots around the world, with obesity emerging as another potentially aggravating factor.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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