- Michael V. recently gave a positive update on his health condition after getting infected with the novel coronavirus
- Bitoy said he is now getting better and his sense of smell is starting to improve
- The Kapuso comedian also shared pieces of advice to patients who also contracted the virus
- He furthermore discussed about donating his blood plasma once he recovered from the disease
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Michael V. recently gave a positive update on his health condition after he announced over a couple of weeks ago that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In the “Chika Minute” segment of GMA News "24 Oras Weekend" on August 1, the comedian also known as Bitoy said he is getting better now and his sense of smell is improving.
"'Yung pang-amoy ang nakakatawa, kasi may pang-amoy na ako... So hindi pa rin siya 100% pero at least," the Kapuso comedian said.
"Nu'ng isang araw nagluluto ng hamburger 'yung kasambahay namin, naamoy ko from this room. Pero nu'ng isinserve na sa akin, nu'ng binigay na sa akin, hindi ko na maamoy from this distance. So magulo talaga.”
Bitoy also gave pieces of advice to patients who also contracted the virus.
"Isa sa mga pangunahing contributor ng COVID is 'yung stress eh. So talagang dapat pagka nakaramdam ka, kapag may symptoms ka, nagpa-test ka at positive ka dapat gumawa ka ng paraan para hindi ka ma-stress during the time na naka-quarantine ka.”
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He likewise discussed about donating his blood plasma once he recovered from the disease.
"'Pag completely naka-complete na ako nu'ng 14 days I think the responsible thing to do is just that, mag-donate para makatulong sa ibang mga kababayan natin at makatulong sa siyensiya. Siguro kahit paano may maiambag 'yung plasma ko, 'yung dugo ko para makahanap ng gamot or lunas dito sa sakit na ito."
Michael V. is one of the most acclaimed male actors and comedians in the Philippines. In 2013, he won Best Comedy Actor at the prestigious PMPC Star Awards for Television.
Bitoy finally shed light on the circulating sketch and statement of him used by netizens as “campaign materials" backing President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
He announced in his vlog uploaded on July 20 that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). He also recently assured netizens that he is alive following a death hoax about him circulating online.
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