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Sen. Koko Pimentel Tests Positive For COVID-19

Senator Koko Pimentel has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

"I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The swab was taken last Friday, March 20, 2020," Pimentel said in a statement.

"Since the last day of session March 11, 2020 I had already tried my best to limit my movement. I will call (to the best of my ability) those I remember meeting during those crucial days so that I can inform them of my test result," he added.

The senator is optimistic that he is on the way to recovery. “I have quarantined myself upon the doctor’s advice and consistent with the protocol. I feel I am, with God’s help, on my way to recovery,” he said.

The Senator added that he could not be with his wife Kath who is expected to give birth to their first child.

The Philippines have confirmed 501 total COVID-19 cases in the country as of Tuesday and claimed 33 lives.

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