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Presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo confirmed in a Facebook post that she and her two daughters, Aika and Jillian, tested negative for COVID-19. Tricia Robredo, meanwhile, recovered from the virus and dengue.
The family was finally able to reunite after each member underwent isolation.
“Today, we are all finally reunited after I completed my quarantine and got a negative RT PCR,” she said. “Tricia survived a bout with Covid (stayed in an Isolation facility for several days) and dengue (which she had while on quarantine after isolation). Double whammy for her but she’s okay now.”
The vice president narrated that Tricia tested positive for the virus on Christmas Day. This led Aika and Jillian to undergo quarantine as well, since the three sisters were traveling together.
“Tricia tested positive on Christmas Day and I had a horrifying few days worrying about them and taking care of their needs,” she said. “Aika and Jillian ended their 14 day quarantine earlier than us. It was a miracle they didn’t test positive because they travelled with Tricia.”
Robredo further explained that she began quarantine after confirming that her close-in security tested positive on December 29.
“I took a day off on Dec 28 to visit Bohol and Dinagat Islands but my close-in security tested positive [the] following day. I also needed to quarantine,” Robredo said.
She said to have experienced a myriad of symptoms throughout the holidays.
“While on quarantine, I got tonsilitis, had really high fever and bad chills and couldn’t eat for 3 straight days. Doc decided to put me on IV so I was attached to it all through the New Year.”
Robredo assured that she is “back to her old self” after the unfortunate series of events.
“I’m back to my old self now and reunited with my girls. I will try my best to catch up starting today.”
Mark Ernest Famatigan is a news writer who focuses on Philippine politics. He is an advocate for press freedom and regularly follows developments in the Philippine economy. The views expressed are his own.
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