Sen. Lito Lapid, nagpositibo sa COVID-19; sumasailalim na sa treatment

Sen. Lito Lapid, nagpositibo sa COVID-19; sumasailalim na sa treatment

- Sen. Lito Lapid has just tested positive for COVID-19, as confirmed by his chief of staff

- According to Jericho Acedera, the senator is now undergoing treatment at the Medical City Clark

- Doctors of the senator classified his case as mild to moderate, not within the vicinity of being serious or critical

- All the contacts of the senator have already taken tests and have received instruction with regards to complying with existing protocols

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Sen. Lito Lapid has tested positive for COVID-19, as disclosed by his office on Monday.

Sen. Lito Lapid, nagpositibo sa COVID-19; sumasailalim na sa treatment
Photo: Sen. Lito Lapid (@mr.litolapid)
Source: Instagram

Jericho Acedera, lawyer and chief of staff of the senator, revealed on Monday to ABS-CBN that Lapid's COVID-19 RT-PCR test result was positive and that he is already undergoing treatment at the Medical City Clark.

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The statement fo Acdera, where he referred to Lapid as "Pinuno," the moniker that Lapid portrayed in "Ang Probinsyano," was:

"We wish to confirm that unfortunately, Pinuno tested positive in his COVID-19 RT-PCR test."

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Only the senator's close-in employees and personal contacts were considerably exposed.

Employees of the senator have already tested negative and no one is exhibiting symptoms.

Acedera also assured the public that they will be reporting the progress of the senator's recovery, whenever they would receive information from the doctor attending to the senator.

The senator's camp also asked everyone to pray for him, for his continued recovery, and for everyone affected by the pandemic.

"We enjoin everyone to pray that his health and of all those infected continue to improve, and more importantly, for this pandemic to soon be over," Acedera said.

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