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Migz Zubiri now COVID-19 free

Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri is now free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after testing negative for the virus twice, he said on Sunday, April 12.

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Migz Zubiri now COVID-19 free
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Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri is now free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after testing negative for the virus twice, he said on Sunday, April 12.

In a Facebook post, almost a month after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, the lawmaker posted a copy of his second test result where it is shown that he once again tested negative for the respiratory illness. 


"Just received the happiest news ever of my second negative result from Makati City Health Office, which is a requirement for all COVID-positive patients to be considered recovered," he wrote as caption. 

"I would also like to thank God and our Lord for a second chance in my life by healing me from COVID-19," he added.

Migz is the first public figure in the Philippines to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. His recovery came just days after Senator Sonny Angara announced that he, too, has recovered from the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, which originated from China's central Wuhan city.

Both politicians have vowed to donate plasma from their blood to help the ongoing research for treatment of the illness, in addition to pushing for measures that will strengthen the country’s medical and scientific defenses against infectious diseases. 

The Philippines as of Sunday, April 12, recorded 4,648 cases of COVID-19, including 297 deaths and 197 recoveries.