Senator Zubiri Admits He Tested Positive for COVID-19

Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri has admitted on Monday, March 16, that he tested positive for the the deadly Coronavirus or COVID-19.

The lawmaker's official announcement reads:


To my dear fellow Filipinos, my Kababayans. It is with sadness that i announce that I am positive for Covid 19. I had a test taken last Friday while on self quarantine and this afternoon i received a call from Sec. Duque on my condition. My heart sank with what he had said but Im uplifted with the fact that i am asymptomatic and have no fever or cough nor am i weak or have any headaches. My decision to self quarantine last Wednesday evening after session was the best decision i made and could have protected my Family from contamination. As one of those very early on in the Senate who espoused and advocated for stronger Government response on controlling Covid 19, i was very careful in my dealings with people at work in the Senate. I practiced social distancing as well as a no handshake policy but yet i got contaminated. How, i do not know. This just goes to show how easily this virus is spread and therefore it is best for everyone to stay home and stay clean. As for me i will stay locked in isolation for 10 more days until i get checked once again with hopefully a negative result. I hope my coming out will show how dangerously infectious this virus is. Sa aking mga Kababayans, makinig po tayo sa mga babala nang Gobyerno at wag na po kayo lumabas sa inyong mga tahanan. God bless us all.

As of this posting, the Department of Health reported 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 fatalities in the Philippines.