Despite being cautious, veteran actor Christopher de Leon has been hit by the now infectious disease – COVID-19. In an Instgram post Boyet confirmed
Despite being cautious, veteran actor Christopher de Leon has been hit by the now infectious disease – COVID-19. In an Instgram post Boyet confirmed the news;
“To all my family and friends, especially in the entertainment business:
“Today, our doctor confirmed that I have COVID-19. I’ve had no recent travel history outside of the Philippines and no known contact with anyone who is positive to have the virus. However, due to the nature of my work in the entertainment business, I have interacted with many people.
“I therefore ask anyone who has come in contact me within the last week or two to observe stringent self-quarantine, observe for symptoms and follow the triage procedures published by the DOH, whether asymptomatic or not.”
The actor also shared that the whole household is in quarantine right now, especially his wife, Sandy Andolong and housemates.
“Please cooperate with the authorities in their contact tracing efforts. My wife Sandy, daughter Mica & our kasambahay are in self-quarantine at home. In this time of trial, we ask for your prayers and we continue to praise and thank the Lord for His goodness in our lives.”
De Leon is currently part of the ABS-CBN afternoon drama “Love Thy Woman”. While the series continues to air episodes it has so far taped, it is one of the ABS-CBN programs that have indefinitely halted production due to COVID-19.
At the end, Boyet asks for prayers for her fast recovery.
Kim Chiu, de Leon’s co-star in “Love Thy Woman”, was among the first to wish him a swift recovery. In Instagram Stories, she wrote: “Get well soon, Tito Bo! Let’s all include Tito Bo sa prayers natin!”
De Leon is the second Filipino personality to announce he has tested positive for the disease, following Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Philippines has recorded 187 cases of COVID-19, including 12 deaths. It’s unclear whether that latest tally from the Department of Health included Zubiri or de Leon.