Senator Sonny Angara tested positive again for COVID-19 nearly one month since he recovered from the virus infection. However, his doctors are suspecting that the new test result might be due to the "remnants of the virus" in his body.
In a statement he released on social media, the senator found out that he was positive for the virus again during a swab test in preparation for his second plasma donation.
"It has been close to one month since I recovered from COVID-19. But while preparing to donate my blood plasma for a second time, my doctors, after the results of the initial antibody test taken before donating, had me take another swab test, which registered positive," he said.
He added, "My wife Tootsy has tested negative, which could be proof of what my doctors are positing that I am probably no longer infectious and that this latest positive result is probably picking up remnants of the virus."
According to senator Angara, he has returned to isolation after testing positive.
"Nothing is 100% sure at this point so it is best to be prudent and cautious and thus it is best that I not attend Senate sessions in person for the risk posed to others. And we will follow the usual quarantine procedures for myself and members of my household as a precaution," he remarked.
The Philippine senator hopes that everything will return to normal soon.
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"It was hard being isolated from my family before when I tested positive. I felt so much joy and happiness when I was cleared and was able to kiss and hug them again. Now I'm back in isolation. I am hopeful that soon our lives will return to normal," he said.