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Roque diagnosed with pneumonia

/ 04:46 AM April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Sunday said he contracted pneumonia due to COVID-19 but was feeling better after taking medication.

“I am better after only one vial of remdesivir and steroids. I came in at the right time since pneumonia was caught early on,” Roque said on his Facebook account.

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He said his doctors won’t discharge him until he takes four more vials of remdesivir, which means he would still be confined in an undisclosed hospital until Thursday.

“But I do feel normal already on my third day of confinement, enough to do my thrice a week briefings,” he said.

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Roque also tested positive for the virus on March 15 but was asymptomatic.

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