Marcos recounts experience having COVID-19 during pandemic

Marcos shares COVID-19 experience during pandemic

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 01:22 PM January 23, 2024

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday recounted his experience getting COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic. 

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivers his speech at Malacañan Palace grounds in Manila in this file photo taken on January 12, 2024. file photo / Ryan Leagogo

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday recounted his experience getting COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic.

Marcos tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, three times — once in March 2020, a second time in July 2022, and a third time in December 2023.


“It was unfortunate because it was the first time in my life that I went to the doctor and I asked them ‘what’s happening to me?’ and the doctors would tell me ‘we are not quite sure,’” said Marcos at the launch of the Lung Transplant Program in Quezon City.


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“The next question, of course, is ‘how do I get better?’ and the answer also is “well, we’ll try everything, but we are not quite sure yet,’” he added.

The President said that treatment for COVID-19 has dramatically improved, and the pandemic has ended.

Marcos said that he is a longtime asthma and allergy sufferer, so he supports the Lung Center, vowing to help rehabilitate the specialty hospital.

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