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Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin tests positive for COVID-19

/ 08:36 AM August 18, 2021
Rep. Garin COVID-19

Rep. Janette Garin (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Former health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin has tested positive for COVID-19.

Garin made the announcement Wednesday, saying that she is currently on home quarantine and has mild symptoms including colds, coughing, fever, and chills.

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“Despite following the minimum health protocols and being extra cautious, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Garin said in a statement.

“It is fortunate that I am fully vaccinated. I can sleep soundly with the hope that this will not be severe despite my pre-existing conditions: asthma, hypertension, and Raynaud’s disease,” she added.

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Garin said she has also advised those she has been in contact with since Monday to quarantine.

“Hindi naman apektado ang aking pang-amoy at panlasa. Ngunit under strict monitoring pa rin dahil ako ay tachycardic (mabilis na pagtibok ng puso),” Garin said.

/MUF

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