Fans and celebrities sent their prayers and messages of support for Kapamilya actress Sunshine Cruz, who recently hinted that she has been infected by the novel coronavirus.
On her Instagram page last Saturday, April 10, Sunshine posted a photo of herself lying in bed and in the caption, she wrote: "16/14 Patience is definitely a virtue. It is already a blessing that I am just isolated in the comfort of my home (most are confined in hospitals or Kalinga Centers).
"I may not see the kids but hearing and chatting over the phone with them makes me look forward to seeing and hugging these princesses of mine once again."
While she did not directly confirm that she tested positive for COVID-19, Sunshine revealed in her post that she has been experiencing symptoms of the deadly disease.
"I know I am on my way to recovery. Headache, body pain is now more tolerable, cough is not as worse, my sense of taste and smell have improved. I thank God everyday for I am slowly getting better," she said.
Days before her latest update, Sunshine asked her fans for prayers as she expressed concern for her family and friends due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Day 11/14. So near yet so far. I miss hugging and talking to my three girls. Amidst our struggles especially during this time of pandemic, I can’t thank the Lord enough. My family’s situation is still much better than those that I have been hearing and seeing online," she said.
"It is scary and I always worry for my family, loved ones and friends. But then saan ba ako dadalhin ng pagaalala at sobrang pag-iisip?" she continued. "Dasal talaga ang sinasandalan ko, yung suporta at pagbibigay ng lakas ng loob ng mga taong nagmamahal samin ng mga bata. You guys know who you are. Thank you!"
"Can I ask that you please include my kids and I sa prayers niyo? Laban lang po tayo," she added.
Just recently, Sunshine's co-star Heaven Peralejo on the ABS-CBN drama Bagong Umaga revealed that she also tested positive for COVID-19.
In a vlog she released over the weekend, the 21-year-old actress said she learned that she was COVID-19 positive while she was at a locked-in taping for the said series.
On Sunday, April 11, the Philippines registered 11,681 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total number of cases to 864,868—with deaths at 14,945—one of the highest caseloads in Asia.