Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr on Sunday, August 9, announced that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
"Nakakalungkot po na balita, I am COVID-19 positive. Pero huwag po kayo mag-alala, I am okay," he said in a Facebook post.
(Bad news, I am COVID-19 positive. But don't worry, I'm okay.)
Revilla said he was last in the Senate on August 3. He last went out of the house on August 4, the 40th day since the death of his father, former senator Ramon Revilla Sr.
The senator said he and his family went into isolation and got themselves tested after a household member and one of his staff were found to have COVID-19.
The test results of his wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla, and their children all came out negative.
"Sa payo po ng aking doktor ay itutuloy ko ngayon ang aking quarantine, but will be under observation," Revilla said.
(As advised by my doctor, I will continue my quarantine and will be under observation.)
Revilla is the 4th senator to contract the coronavirus, after his colleagues Juan Miguel Zubiri, Koko Pimentel, and Sonny Angara.