- Vice President Leni Robredo said she is on self-quarantine after she had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19
- She said she feels no symptoms and has been working in strengthening her immune system
- Robredo said this isn’t the first time since last July four of her staff also came out COVID-19 positive
Vice President Leni Robredo announced she’s undergoing self-quarantine after learning she had “very close contact” with a COVID-19 patient.
The Vice President said she and her chief-of-staff would isolate until they get tested for coronavirus.
“On Friday morning, we learned that someone my chief of staff and I had very close contact with tested positive for COVID. Following protocols, we decided to do self quarantine beginning Friday until we get a swab test,” she wrote on Facebook.
She said that because of this, all her planned activities will be delayed or done via online.
Robredo said, “So all events for Friday until necessary will be done online. We were supposed to visit our other Community Learning Hubs this week. We are postponing these until we get cleared.”
She continued that she has been working to strengthen her immune system since avoiding close contact with other people was impossible. Robredo said she does not feel any symptoms of the respiratory disease.
“Wala naman. Ano naman, mula pa noong March, talagang inaasikaso nating magpalakas ng immune system. Pero hindi talaga maiiwasan… Dahil bumababa kami sa communities, hindi talaga naiiwasan na maging close contact,” she said in her weekly radio show on Sunday.
Robredo said this isn’t the first time since she already had a close contact with some staff who also tested positive for COVID-19. Last July, four of Robredo’s staff tested positive; prompting her office to suspend operations.