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Pimentel on self-quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19

By: Froilan Gallardo - Correspondent/CDN Digital | March 25,2020 - 01:10 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines—Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) and is now on self-quarantine.

His close aide Omeng Maglangit said Pimentel went on quarantine after his swab samples taken on March 20 showed that he is positive for COVID 19.

“I was informed late last night, March 24, 2020, that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” Pimentel said.

Read: BREAKING: Koko tests positive for COVID-19

Maglangit said the Senator was complaining of a slight fever and sore throat when he decided to be tested.

He said they are yet to determine how and where Senator Pimentel had contracted the virus.

Pimentel is the second senator from Mindanao who has contracted the COVID-19 virus.

Senate majority leader Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri was also tested positive of the COVID-19 last March 16.

Zubiri is now undergoing self-quarantine in an undisclosed place. / dcb

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