- Joseph Estrada has been given sedatives and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) according to his son, former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
- Jinggoy Estrada has released a medical bulletin to give an update regarding his father's condition
- According to the ex-senator, his father has been sedated to decrease his anxiety which might affect his heart
- Jinggoy Estrada also mentioned that Joseph Estrada has been moved to the ICU for observation but is currently in a stable condition
Former President Joseph Estrada, who has been hospitalized for contracting COVID-19, has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for closer observation.
Amid the fake news of his death, his son, Jinggoy Estrada has released a medical bulletin regarding the status of his father's health.
According to a medical bulletin, the former president has been sedated and transferred to the ICU but is currently stable.
The ex-senator also expressed his gratitude to everyone who showed their love and support for Joseph Estrada and appealed for prayers for his father's good health.
"Former president Joseph Estrada is currently confined due to Covid pneumonia."
"While he needed to be placed on high-flow oxygen support, we are thankful that there has been no need to put him on a ventilator."
"However, he is being sedated to lessen his anxiety which may affect his heart and aggravate his condition.
Thus, he has been moved to the ICU for closer observation."
"Currently, he is in a stable but guarded condition."
"The family would like to thank everyone who has expressed their love and support and we request continued prayers for his immediate recovery."
"Thank you very much."
Joseph Ejercito Estrada, also known by the nickname Erap, is a Filipino politician and former actor. He served as the 13th president of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, the 9th vice president of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998, and the 26th mayor of Manila, the country's capital, from 2013 to 2019.
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KAMI previously reported that on Easter Sunday, rumors have spread that Erap already died due to COVID-19. Upon learning the news, former Sen. Jinggoy took to social media to deny the reports.
Jinggoy Estrada took to Facebook live to inform everyone of his father, ex-President Joseph Estrada's condition. The former senator recounted the events that transpired before he brought Erap to the hospital.
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