Singer Darren Espanto said he has voluntarily submitted himself to a 14-day self-isolation upon arriving in Canada due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, the "In Love Ako Sa 'Yo" hitmaker said that he was able to make it in Canada before a lockdown was imposed over the whole of Luzon to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 17.
Hi everyone! I haven’t been posting real-time updates recently because I’ve been in self-isolation for a few days now here at home, in Canada which lasts for up to 14 days. Luckily, I was able to make it here before the lockdown. I haven’t been going near my family as much as I’d want to but it’s for the health and safety of everyone. Take care and help our front-liners by STAYING AT HOME as much possible. See you guys again soon! 😁
"I haven’t been going near my family as much as I’d want to but it’s for the health and safety of everyone," he said.
Darren also reminded everyone to "take care and help our frontliners by staying at home as much as possible."
"See you guys again soon!" he added.
As of Thursday morning, March 19, the Philippines has recorded 202 cases of COVID-19, including 17 deaths. The pandemic earlier prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a state of public health emergency and place the entire mainland of Luzon on lockdown to contain the spread of the disease.