DJ Chacha shared that her fellow radio anchor Ted Failon tested positive for COVID-19.
She confirmed the news on Instagram on Tuesday, March 30.
"Positibo sa Covid 19 si Sir Ted Failon. Asymptomatic po siya at maayos ang kalagayan. Lahat ng nakasalamuha niya, kasama na ako doon ay dumaan sa swab test," DJ Chacha shared.
DJ Chacha shared that her test result came back negative but she will undergo another test in the coming days.
"I got my result yesterday, and thank God I am negative. Mixed emotions kase masaya na negative ako pero malungkot dahil positive ang ibang kasamahan ko sa trabaho. Para lang makasiguro, may swab test ulit kaming lahat on Saturday, April 3," she relayed.
The radio DJ then asked her followers to pray for Ted and her fellow colleagues who are battling the virus.
"We would truly appreciate your prayers for Sir Ted Failon & to all my colleagues battling Covid to safely come through it. Stay safe everyone!" she said.
She also shared Ted's statement.
In his statement, Ted said, "On late Sunday night, March 28th, I received a message from a Radyo5 station officer notifying me that one of my co-workers in the station tested positive for COVID-19 and that this co-worker identified me as a close contact. As soon as I heard the news, I immediately put myself in self-isolation and decided to have myself tested the morning of March 29th. And during late night of March 29th, the results came back indicating that I tested positive for COVID-19."
The news anchor said that he is currently self-isolating following the test result. He said, "I am asymptomatic and I will follow the advice to self-isolate and be placed on home quarantine. All my close contacts have been informed of my situation for their appropriate action."
Ted added, "I am praying that I do not develop any symptom and if at all possible, I can continue working from home, via any communication means that is achievable, given the current state I am in."
"This serves as a reminder to everyone that even in the midst of strictly following the health protocols, the probability of the virus infecting us is still high this is why now more than ever, we need to be extra cautious and take all necessary precautions to ensure our safety and the safety of our families," Ted remarked in his statement.