Actor Christopher De Leon confirmed Tuesday he tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
On Instagram, the Love Thy Woman actor wrote: “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. Please cooperate with the authorities in their contact tracing efforts.”
He said that his wife, actress Sandy Andolong, their daughter, and helpers at home are now under self-quarantine.
“My wife Sandy, daughter Mica, and our kasambahay (helpers) 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.”
Health officials have so far recorded 187 cases, including 12 fatalities, related to COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that first emerged in China’s city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019.
Please be guided accordingly, stay at home to prevent the spreading of COVID-19.