After she posted her COVID journey on her YouTube channel, a netizen asked Alex Gonzaga why she was certain that she contracted the virus from the person living with them.
It can be recalled that in her vlog, Alex suspected that her family contracted the virus from the food that was ordered outside by one of the people living with them.
"Nakuha namin siya out of pagkain sa labas. Nagyaya siya nawala lang siya ng ilang hours pagbalik niya siguro don niya nakuha 'yung COVID,” Alex said in her vlog on Saturday, October 24.
Following her revelation in her vlog, a netizen asked Alex on Twitter, "Paano mo naman nasabi na sa kanya ka talaga nahawa? I mean sobrang specific naman? Ang daming pwedeng maging cause kung saan pwede mahawa or maging carrier.”
In response, Alex explained that they utilized contract tracing and swab testing to figure out who caused the COVID-19 outbreak in their home.
Alex relayed, "Meron po tinatawag na contact tracing. Kakauwi ko lang galing Nueva Ecija shoot at kakatapos lang swab namin at nag-negative ako. May una lumabas ang symptoms at lahat kausap niya after three days lumabas symptoms. Ako since asymptomatic mommy Pinty sa kanya ako nahawa."
Meron po tinatawag na contact tracing. Kakauwi ko lang galing Nueve Ecija shoot at kakatapos lang swab namin at nag-negative ako. May una lumabas ang symptoms at lahat kausap nya after 3 days lumabas symptoms. Ako since asymptomatic mommy pinty sa kanya ako nahawa. https://t.co/yrvNzbibKn— Alex Gonzaga (@Mscathygonzaga) October 24, 2020
She added that when her mother Pinty Gonzaga tested positive for COVID-19, they already suspected that they also contracted the virus and immediately underwent quarantine.
"The first time we did swab testing nag positive na sila plus mommy. Kami—Mikee (Morada, her fiancé) and daddy—nag-negative pa but we knew nahawa na rin kami if my mom has it since we eat together. So before our second test nag-quarantine na rin kami and nag-positive kami. We always do swab test for work," she posted.
..the first time we did swab testing nag+ na sila plus mommy. Kami mikee n daddy nag-negative pa but we knew nahawa na rin kami if my mom has it since we eat together. So before our second test nagquarantine na rin kami and nagpositive kami. We always do swab test for work.🙏 https://t.co/yrvNzbibKn— Alex Gonzaga (@Mscathygonzaga) October 24, 2020
Alex shared her COVID journey on her YouTube channel after her fans noticed that she was a no-show in a noontime show that she was supposed to be hosting.
"This week maraming nagtatanong sa akin kung bakit hindi pa ako lumalabas sa Lunch Out Loud, hindi pa ako nakapapakita sa show for two weeks it's because nagka-COVID po ako and thank God ako po ay naka-survive. Actually the whole family nagkaroon ng outbreak dito sa aming bahay,” the actress-vlogger stated in her vlog.
Alex, her mom Pinty, her dad Bonoy, boyfriend Mikee Morada, and assistant Sofie contracted COVID-19 that time.
They underwent two weeks of quarantine. On the 15th day, they got tested again and fortunately the results showed that they no longer have the virus.
“We survived COVID. We really have to be extra, extra, extra, careful. And that's why I am showing you this to let you know that you can survive COVID, kaya niyo, huwag kayong mag-panic and if ever naman na hindi niyo na kakayin, you consult your doctors. As much as possible you have to really take care of your body and boost your immune system kahit nasa loob lang kayo ng bahay," Alex stated.