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Antigen test of Ang Probinsyano Rep. Delos Santos yields positive for coronavirus

/ 03:28 PM April 05, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS

MANILA, Philippines—Ang Probinsyano Rep. Alfred Delos Santos disclosed Monday his rapid antigen testing has yielded a positive result for coronavirus.

Delos Santos said he received his results for his antigen test on Monday morning, prompting him to get a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for confirmatory results.

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The lawmaker said he is now in self-isolation while waiting for the results of his RT-PCR test expected to come out on Tuesday.

Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire earlier said that those who tested positive through rapid antigen testing in areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases—such as the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus Bubble—will now be included in the official infection tally.

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This includes Delos Santos who said he was tested in Metro Manila.

“So far, I have minor symptoms lang, konting sipon and ubo [a bit of cough and colds] and a little groggy but very minor,” Delos Santos told INQUIRER.net.

Over the weekend, Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice also announced that he, along with some of his staff, tested positive for coronavirus.

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