Hero Angeles revealed that his experience about getting tested for COVID-19 was very different from most people. In his Instagram post last August 1, the 36-year-old actor shared how his swab test results came out.
He wrote, “Few weeks ago, nag-positive ako sa COVID-19. Nakakagulat at nakakapagtaka. Napatanong nalang ako sa sarili ko, totoo ba to? I was invited for an out of town vacation with my friends at lahat kami excited dahil allowed na magtravel kahit pandemic. We had our RT-PCR swab test few days before our flight. The results came the next day. They all got a negative result and mine's a positive.”
Hero said that he immediately got concerned for everyone in his household and had himself and everyone in his home undergo the same test within 24 hours.
“Parang huminto ang mundo ko that time dahil di naman ako lumalabas ng bahay kung di importante, napaisip ako kung paano ko nakuha ang virus. I got worried too dahil may mga kasama ako sa house na seniors, with comorbidities, and I have hyperthyroidism. We immediately took RT-PCR swab test at home from a different lab company and our results were all negative,” he shared in the post.
Despite the succeeding negative result, Hero had to cancel his trip with friends and coordinated with contact tracers while doing the two-week quarantine period at home. He also questioned the conflicting results.
“I just got confused with my results. From positive, naging negative agad sa loob lang ng 24hrs. Is that even possible? We talked to the laboratories na nagperform ng tests ko and sabi nila, depende daw yun sa test kit na ginagamit. Di ko na tuloy alam kung anong kit ba ang mas accurate talaga,” he added.
After his experience, Hero shared his realizations and apologized to everyone who got affected with his initial results. “Pero I am thankful to God kasi we all got cleared and walang nagkasintomas kahit isa sa amin. But at the same time, I am really sorry that this happened. Sorry po sa lahat ng close contact ko na nadamay. Sa mga nangamba at natakot. Sa mga trabaho na naabala. Sa mga special events na nacancel at di naattendan. At sa trauma na naexperience ng lahat.
“Sa pangyayaring ito, I realized that life is really short but full of surprises. We need to take good care of our health. We need to have a strong support system. We need to be more sensitive and strong for ourselves and others. It was really depressing but this incident strengthened my faith. I even thanked God for this dahil mas naging aware ako sa maraming bagay.
“Gusto ko lang din magpasalamat sa aming LGU, contact tracers at mga taong nangamusta during and after our quarantine period. Naappreciate ko po ang inyong suporta at pagmamahal. ”