Former President Estrada now COVID-free, says Jinggoy | Inquirer News

Former President Estrada now COVID-free, says Jinggoy

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:53 AM April 13, 2021

COVID-hit Erap 'responding well to treatment', 'has steadily improved' – son

Former President Joseph Estrada (File photo by CATHY MIRANDA /

MANILA, Philippines — Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada has tested negative for COVID-19, his son, former senator Jinggoy Estrada announced Tuesday.

“We are happy to announce that my dad continues to improve and we expect that he can be transferred to a regular room soon. His repeat RT-PCR (swab test) is now NEGATIVE!” Jinggoy  said in a Facebook post.



 Jinggoy said his father remains on “high flow oxygen support but at a much reduced rate” and has been “allowed to resume [a] soft diet.”

“Mentally, he is oriented, conversing normally and appears to be in good spirits,” Jinggoy said.

“Again, we thank everyone for their [continuous] support and love and ask that you continue to pray for him and others who are afflicted with this awful and dreaded disease.Thank you so much,” he added.

Last March 29, Jinggoy announced that the his father was brought to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.  

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