Sen. Gatchalian tests positive for COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has tested positive for COVID-19.
“This is to inform the public that I tested positive for COVID-19 today. Following strict health protocols, I went on self-quarantine away from family, friends and the public,” Gatchalian said in a statement on Friday.
The senator said he is only exhibiting mild symptoms.
This is to inform the public that I tested positive for COVID-19 today. Following strict health protocols, I went on self-quarantine away from family, friends and the public. So far, I am only experiencing mild symptoms from the virus and this goes to show that the vaccines areFEATURED STORIES
— Sherwin Gatchalian (@stgatchalian) January 6, 2022
“This goes to show that the vaccines are effective and working against it,” he added, enjoining the public to get their booster shots as soon as possible.
“I will be back to work in no time as we wind down the 18th Congress,” he assured.
Gatchalian’s brother, Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, also recently contracted COVID-19 and is currently under mandatory quarantine.
On Thursday, the Philippines logged 17,220 new COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 36.9 percent.
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