Ivana Alawi revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19.
The YouTuber shared the news in her recent vlog.
"The virus that we really tried to stay away and di magkaroon eh nagkaroon kami. So meron akong COVID. Two years guys ever since na lumabas ang virus na ito, sobrang maingat ako. Lagi akong nag-a-isolate kapag lumalabas, kapag may trabaho. Sa dami kong swab test minsan three times a day laging negative, sanay na sanay akong negative," she said in the vlog.
Ivana said that it came as a shock to her when she learned that contracted the virus considering that everyone in their household did not go outside even during the holidays.
"So itong 2022, first time kong mag-positive sa buhay ko. Nagulat ako kasi feeling ko sobrang maingat [kami]. Naka-vaccine na kami. Hindi ako lumalabas ng bahay. Kunwari may kailangan ako sa mall, ang pumupunta don ang driver namin. Hindi talaga. Simula nong New Year. Kahit nong [December] 31 hindi ako lumabas. Natulog lang ako," she said.
Ivana relayed that the first one who tested positive for the virus was her mother Fatima Marbella.
"'Yung unang nagkaroon ng COVID ay si mama. Siya 'yung unang nag-positive. Si mama kasi sobrang ingat 'yun eh. Nag-tatlong PCR siya bago niya nalaman kasi 'yung first two was negative," she said.
After they learned that her mother was positive, their household members immediately isolated themselves.
"So nong nalaman namin na nag-positive na si mama at tsaka may symptoms, hindi na talaga kami lumabas kasi kailangan namin mag-isolate para if ever, kailangan mo i-consider 'yung sarili mo na exposed eh kapag may symptoms 'yung isang tao," she said.
"You have to take responsibility and you have to take accountability. So if you are exposed and you are feeling not well, huwag ka nang lumabas and mag-antay ka ng five days, mag-isolate ka, tapos magpa-PCR ka kasi ang hirap talaga guys kapag ikaw or any of your family members get COVID," she reminded her followers.
Ivana's brother Hash Alawi also contracted the virus. Her two sisters, including fellow content creator Mona Alawi, did not test positive for the virus.