- As of April 28, DOH announced that there is a total number of 1,336 health workers who have been infected with COVID-19
- Among those who were recently infected was Dr. Manuel Sotelo who worked at Ospital ng Sampaloc
- His video message for his wife and child during his fight with the disease has recently gone viral online
- In the video, Sotelo could be seen in tears as he left a message for his family
Aside from fighting COVID-19 and helping those who are infected with it, thousands of health workers across the globe have also been putting their lives on the line daily as frontliners.
In the Philippines, the Department of Health announced on Thursday, April 28, that a total of 1,336 health workers have tested positive for the virus.
KAMI learned among those who were recently infected was Dr. Manuel Sotelo who is a staff member at Ospital ng Sampaloc.
Watch the video below:
During his fight with the disease, Sotelo recorded a video message for his wife and daughter just in case his condition worsens over time.
In the video, a teary-eyed Sotelo shared that he wishes to be with his wife and child.
He also expressed his love for his family as well as his desire to see his child grow up by the end of the video, "Mahal na mahal ko kayo. Gusto ko sana siyang makita lumaki."
Now, Sotelo has fully recovered from COVID-19 and is back at the hospital to resume his work as a frontliner.
In his online tweet, Jeff Canoy, a journalist for ABS-CBN News, shared some of the doctor's words about the virus, “This fight isn’t just for us. It’s also for the next generation. It’s for my daughter.”
As reported earlier by KAMI, Laarnie Delizo, a nurse, chose to stay as a frontliner despite being pregnant. According to Laarnie, she decided to continue her work as a nurse since the hospital she was working at was understaffed. However, one of her twin babies died on April 18.
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