BREAKING: Angara positive again for SARS-CoV-2; result shows ‘remnants’ of virus
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara on Saturday revealed that he again tested positive for novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, even after recovering from the respiratory ailment in early April.
The senator said he learned about it while in the process of supposedly donating anew his blood plasma to help infected patients recover.
“It has been close to one month since I recovered from COVID-19. But while preparing to donate my blood plasma for a second time, my doctors, after the results of the initial antibody test taken before donating, had me take another swab test, which registered positive,” he said in a statement he posted on his Facebook page.
STATEMENT OF SEN. SONNY ANGARAIt has been close to one month since I recovered from COVID-19. But while preparing to…
Posted by Sonny Angara on Saturday, May 2, 2020
He then assured that his wife tested negative for the new coronavirus, adding that his doctors said he was probably no longer infectious as the result was just “remnants” of the coronavirus.
“My wife Tootsy has tested negative, which could be proof of what my doctors are positing that I am probably no longer infectious and that this latest positive result is probably picking up remnants of the virus,” he said.
Angara said he will continue to undertake work at home through teleconferencing for Senate sessions.
“I will continue to stay at home for now but I will participate in Senate proceedings through teleconferencing which the Senate may allow starting Monday after an amendment to our Rules,” Angara added.
“Rest assured that I will continue working from home like many of our countrymen and performing my duties as a senator to the best of my ability,” he added.
Angara first announced that he was infected with the coronavirus disease on March 26.
After recovering from the illness, he donated his plasma to help other coronavirus disease patients to survive the disease.
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