Beauty queen Samantha Bernardo announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, January 10.
Through an Instagram post, Samantha wrote, "I would like to inform everyone that I tested positive for my pcr test yesterday. It's unfortunate because I was supposed to do a lot of work but this calls for home quarantine and rest days."
She went on to describe how she has been feeling and hopes to recover soon. "I remember our Bahay Ni Kuya moments where we don't need to wear masks and we can hug each other. I am feeling weak and have colds as symptoms but I am still able to smell and taste. I promise that I will take care of myself and hopefully recover faster."
The 19-year-old former Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10 celebrity housemate assured her fans that she will continue to update them through her livestreaming platform. "I will still do some Kumu livestream to update you guys from Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6 pm. Stay safe and healthy everyone. Health is wealth! Love you all."
Samantha won first runner-up at the Miss Grand International 2020 held in Bangkok, Thailand. She was also hailed as one of Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10 Celebrity Edition’s Final 5, and was evicted from the house on January 1.
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In an Instagram post earlier this month, she thanked her fans for supporting her journey inside Big Brother’s house.
“Hello Philippines and Hello world! Thank you so much for all the love and support, I am so overwhelmed!
“To my Sambernation, Solid Samber fans, SamLy Stans and to everyone who believed in me. To my sis @sirwil75 @rodinb.flores and to my handler @jamboisupernova for everything that you have done for me. I AM GRATEFUL for once in a lifetime @pbbabscbntv opportunity and to my new friends! I LOVE YOU TO ALL who supported me.
“Your BREAD-QUEENer from PALAWAN, officially signing off and signing on to the real world challenges!”