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Angeline Quinto tests positive for COVID-19

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Angeline Quinto tests positive for COVID-19

Singer Angeline Quinto has tested positive for COVID-19

Screengrab from Angeline Quinto's Youtube channel

Angeline documents her symptoms in a vlog: 'Hindi biro ang COVID, guys. Kaya kailangan niyong laging mag-ingat.'

Angeline Quinto tested positive for COVID-19, the singer-actress revealed in a vlog posted on Thursday, April 1. 

In footage recorded on March 26, Angeline said she was exposed to an individual who had tested positive, prompting her to leave the Huwag Kang Mangamba locked-in taping and take an RT-PCR test. “Nakasabay ko kumain. Siyempre pagkakain, walang mask. Nakapagkuwentuhan kami,” she recalled. (We ate together. We weren’t wearing masks. We were catching up with each other.) 

While waiting for the results at home, Angeline shared her worries. “Ang hirap po, lalo na kasi ang dami kong trabaho. Iniisip ko kung anong mangyayari,” she said. (It’s so hard, especially since I have work commitments. I can’t help but think about what’s gonna happen). 

May nararamdaman po kasi akong hindi tama. Ewan ko, baka napabayaan ko rin ang sarili ko, natataranta ako. Natatakot ako para sa mga katrabaho ko, sa mga kasama ko dito sa bahay,” she continued. (I don’t feel well. I can’t help but to overthink. I worry for the people I worked with and the ones staying with me.)

The singer also revealed that her symptoms included fever and a loss of smell, but her breathing and oxygen level remained stable. 

On March 27, Angeline got her results: “Nakakalungkot kasi nag-positive ako sa COVID. Sarili ko ‘yata ‘yung hindi ko naingatan.” (It’s sad that I tested positive for COVID. I wasn’t able to take care of myself.) 

The 31-year old singer was quick to add that she is thankful that her late mother was not there when she got sick. “Buti na lang wala si Mama Bob dito kasi kung nandito pa ang Mama, baka lalo akong mataranta at mas hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko,” she said. (Good thing Mama Bob is no longer here because I’ll be more worried if she was here. I don’t know what I’m going to do.) 

On March 29, her fourth day of isolation, Angeline revealed that her companions at home all tested negative for the coronavirus. “Sobrang thankful ako dahil wala akong nahawa sa kanila. At sana hanggang matapos ko itong quarantine ko ay maging maayos at wala akong mahawaan kahit isa dito sa amin,” she said. (I’m so thankful that I didn’t infect any one of them. And hopefully, everything will be okay until I finish this quarantine.) 

Angeline also showed how has been taking care of herself during the first week of her quarantine. “Kailangan lang nating lumaban. Hindi biro ang COVID, guys. Kaya kailangan niyong laging mag-ingat,” she said. (We have to fight. COVID-19 is a serious matter, guys. We have to take extra care.)

As of April 3, the Philippines recorded over 784,043 COVID-19 cases, with the Department of Philippines (DOH) reporting 12,576 new cases on Saturday. “NCR Plus” – Metro Manila and nearby provinces – remains under lockdown until April 11. – Rappler.com