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Ogie Alcasid bares testing positive in COVID-19 rapid test but later results show he’s negative

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/ 07:16 PM July 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Ogie Alcasid revealed on Friday that he initially tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after taking a rapid test.

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But Alcasid, in a Facebook post on Friday, added that later swab tests showed that the results were negative for COVID-19.

“I know i have been a little inactive lately. The reason is i was in isolation,” the singer said as he explained why he has been inactive on social media lately.

Alcasid said that after the first rapid test taken in “ASAP” yielded a positive result, he took another test, which later showed a negative result.

As a “tie breaker,” the singer said he got a third test, which showed yet another positive result for the coronavirus.

“So protocol of HR is that I take the PCR swab and that I did last Monday,” he said.

“Got results today after 4 days and I am negative,” he then gladly shared the good news.

Alcasid added that he was asymptomatic the whole time.

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The COVID-19 crisis, which was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has infected 12.4 million worldwide, and has taken the lives of 558,091 people.

In the Philippines, there are now 52,914 people infected with COVID-19, of which 13,230 have recovered while 1,360 succumbed to the disease. [ac]

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