Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has been diagnosed with pneumonia weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, his wife Lani Mercado confirmed.
SALAMAT, TITO DANDING! Ito ang madamdaming pahayag ni Sen.Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. nang ihain niya ang SRN 449 na nagpapahayag ng pakikiramay at pagpupugay ng Senado sa pagpanaw ni Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Chairman at CEO ng San Miguel Corporation, dating diplomat at lingkod bayan, noong Hulyo 16, 2020.
On her official Facebook page, the Bacoor City Mayor sought prayers for her husband whom she revealed was rushed to the hospital for treatment after developing pneumonia more than a week after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
“Father God pls help my husband. He is being rushed to the hospital. His latest X-ray shows that he has developed pneumonia and isolation in a regular facility is no longer ideal. Hospital care badly needed,” she stated.
She added: “Father we lift him up to you.”
It was on August 9 when Bong Revilla tested for COVID-19.
“Nakakalungkot po na balita - I am COVID-19 positive. Pero huwag po kayo mag-alala, I am okay. Sila Lani at ang mga bata ay okay rin at sa awa ng Diyos, ay negative naman lahat. Kami ay nagpatest at nag-isolate agad matapos may mag-positive sa aming household at isa sa aking mga tauhan,” he wrote in his Facebook post.
He continued: “I was last in the Senate on Monday before all of this, and was last out on Tuesday nung 40th day ni Daddy. Sa payo po ng aking doktor ay itutuloy ko ngayon ang aking quarantine, but will be under observation. Kasama ang inyong mga dasal, at sa grasya ng Panginoon, makakaraos at malalampasan din natin ito. Ngayon pa lang, salamat po sa inyong mga panalangin. Thank you for your prayers.”
Revilla isn’t the first senator to get the virus. Other senators who was diagnosed include Juan Miguel Zubi
ri, Koko Pimentel, and Sonny Angara.