After revealing last month that he tested positive for COVID-19, comedian Michael V. disclosed how he may have contracted the novel coronavirus in his newest vlog.
In the video titled "LEVEL UP" uploaded on his YouTube channel over the weekend, the GMA-7 star said he initially suspected having caught the virus when he and his family travelled to Batangas in July.
"Noong early July, bumiyahe kami sa Batangas. At kahit bahay-kotse-bahay lang 'yung naging sistema namin papunta at pabalik, siyempre 'yun kaagad ang pumasok sa isip ko," he said.
"Doon sa biyahe namin na 'yun, tatlong tao lang 'yung medyo nakalapit sa akin, at lahat sila ngayon ay negative," he added.
Even his wife and kids, according to Michael V., tested negative for the disease, which meant he didn’t catch the virus in Batangas.
Michael V. then revealed that one out of his four house helpers tested positive but was asymptomatic.
"So saan ko kaya nakuha 'yung virus? Ang duda ko, deliveries," he said.
"Pero [for your information], lahat ng deliveries na dumadating, hindi nakakapasok dito sa studio nang hindi sina-sanitize," he continued. "Pero siguro, sa sobrang excited ko na mabuo 'tong studio ko, palagay ko may mga online deliveries akong nabuksan tapos diretso ginamit ko na agad. Sa sobrang atat ko malamang hindi ko na na-sanitize 'yung nasa loob nung package."
'Yun lang ang nakikita kong paraan para makasingit 'yung virus sa loob ng katawan ko," he explained.
He went on to advise others who also often rely on deliveries amid the pandemic to be extra careful.
"Kaya advice ko sa lahat ng mahilig magpa-deliver, nako, please lang. maniguro kayo. Sa ngayon, doble na ang dinadaanan ng deliveries namin. Una, sina-sanitize, tapos ini-sterilize ng UV light. Hindi lang 'yung packaging, pati 'yung laman," he said.
"At bawat binubuksan ko, lalo 'pag bago, nagsusuot na ako ng mask, at saka naglilinis na ako ng kamay, before and after kong hawakan," he added.
He went on: "Ganito na ang new normal. Hopefully hindi lang para sa pamilya ko kundi para sa pamilya niyo na rin.
"Komedyante po ako by profession pero makinig po sana kayo pag sinabi kong hindi biro ang magka-COVID."
According to Michael V., he is already on his 11th day without feeling any symptoms of the illness.
He also shared that once he hits his 14th day without any symptoms, he will receive a certificate confirming that he is officially free from COVID-19.
“Ako po si Michael V. and I claim in His name ako po ay COVID-19 survivor,” he said.