Award winning comedian Michael V. has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID 19), the comedian announced on his latest vlog post on Monday morning.
Michael V, who is also widely known as Bitoy on screen, said that he experienced flu-like symptoms the last time he tried to vlog.
“Siyempre nag-isolate na kagad ako, nag-quarantine na kagad ako. I took medicine nagpa-check up ako sa doctor online, I got better the following day,” he said in the post.
According to Bitoy, he had a weird sensation on his nasal area and lost his sense of smell even when he tried those strong-smelling perfumes he usually use.
“I’m still at a loss for what to expect. Honestly, I am worried not just for myself kundi pati sa pamilya ko,” he revealed. “With your prayers and with God’s help, I think we can go through this,” he added.
The COVID-19 results came on his 8th day of isolation. Bitoy confirmed it was positive.
“SARS-CoV-2 (causative agent of COVID-19) viral RNA detected, so it’s positive right now. Fever na lang, yung loss of smell nare-regain ko na siya,” he said.
Bitoy said he is still in the process of completely fighting off the disease.
“Alam kong hindi normal yung nawala yung pang-amoy ko and I was counting na may kinalaman talaga yun sa COVID but I was praying na wala but it turns out… tutuloy lang natin mga sinabi satin na kailagan gawin and we’ll get through this, we’ve been through worse sobrang namimiss ko na yung pamilya ko.”
In the Philippines, coronavirus has infected more than 67,000 people while over 1,500 people have died due to the virus, according to worldometers.info tally.
Bitoy joins the list of the Pinoy celebrities like Isa Calzado, Christopher de Leon, and Howie Severino who tested positive for coronavirus disease.