Ted Failon tests positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Ted Failon tests positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

- Ted Failon has released an official statement to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19

- The official statement was shared by the broadcast journalist' fellow anchor DJ Chacha on her Instagram account

- According to the statement, Failon had undergone COVID-19 testing after a co-worker who tested positive for the virus identified him as a close contact

- As stated, the award-winning journalist is not experiencing any symptoms and is currently in self-quarantine

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Ted Failon was recently revealed to have tested positive for COVID-19. His fellow anchor DJ Chacha posted an official statement from Ted Failon regarding his condition.

In the official statement, it was revealed that the journalist had himself tested for the virus because he was identified as a close contact of a co-worker who had been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.

The veteran broadcaster assured everyone that he is not experiencing any symptoms and that he is currently in self-quarantine. Failon also expressed his hope that he does not develop any symptoms.

Ted Failon tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Ted Failon on his last day at TV Patrol. Screenshot from ABS-CBN News TV Patrol
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Amid the staggering rise in COVID-19 cases, Failon also implicitly advised everyone to follow safety protocols and to take every precaution necessary to keep safe and healthy.

In light of Failon's current situation, well-wishes and prayers for his recovery came pouring for the beloved journalist on social media.

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Mario Teodoro "Ted" Failon Etong is a Filipino radio broadcast journalist, disc jockey, television news anchor, and former politician. He currently anchors "Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5" on Radyo5 92.3 News FM. He previously presented news for "Radyo Patrol Balita Alas-Siyete" alongside Noli de Castro, and on his own program "Failon Ngayon sa TeleRadyo".

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An executive from News5 has confirmed the transfer of former Kapamilya Ted Failon to TV5 Network. KAMI learned that Ted is expected to join the news division of the Kapatid network.

Meanwhile, OPM singer Claire dela Fuente has passed away after contracting COVID-19. Her son Gigo de Guzman has confirmed that his mother died due to cardiac arrest.

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