Angara now free of coronavirus | Inquirer News

Angara now free of coronavirus

/ 03:32 PM April 06, 2020

Photo by Tootsy Angara, wife of Sen. Sonny Angara

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara has been sent home by his doctors after he recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The lawmaker announced this in an Instagram post on Monday afternoon more than a week after he announced he tested positive for the disease.


“After several days in the ER  and the (COVID-19) wing my doctors finally sent me home today– negative for the virus and pneumonia free,” he wrote.


“Big big thanks to my doctors and nurses for taking care of me and to my family, loved ones, friends for all the prayers, letters and food that you sent,” he added.

He then expressed gratitude for the hard work of those in the frontlines of the country’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Am truly grateful for the gift of life and even more so now for those at the front lines who safeguard our lives and protect our society,” Angara went on.

“I met nurses and doctors who don’t go home anymore, some even doing double duty in other hospitals. They truly truly are REAL HEROES,” he added.

Angara said he would now be able to celebrate his son’s birthday but noted that many health frontline workers would not be able to come home to their families.

“I will be at home with my son when he celebrates his bday this weekend but many of our health workers will not make it home as a measure of protection for their families,” he said.


“Salamat po and godbless everyone. Hope everyone is safe at home,” he added.

It was on March 26 when Angara disclosed that he contracted the disease.

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He was the third senator to test positive for COVID-19 after Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III.

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