Marco Alcaraz reveals getting different COVID-19 results after exposure during lock-in taping
Marco Alcaraz (Image: screengrab from YouTube/The Alcaraz Family)Marco Alcaraz has decided to complete his quarantine period after receiving conflicting COVID-19 results within this month, he shared on YouTube on March 25.
The actor shared that he and his co-workers underwent swab tests after one of them went down with a fever during a lock-in taping in Cavite in early March.
As per the advice of doctors, Alcaraz and the others only got swab-tested on March 15, which is at least five days after getting in direct contact with the infected co-worker.
“‘Yun, positive po ako sa COVID. Sobrang hindi ako makapaniwala. ‘Di ko matanggap na wala akong nararamdaman, asymptomatic ako,” Alcaraz shared.
(I tested positive for COVID-19. I could not believe it. I just cannot wrap my head around it as I feel nothing, I am asymptomatic.)
The actor also stressed that he was really baffled by the result as his roommate during the isolation period tested negative.
“Ang hindi ko pa matanggap kasi, for the five days na nag-isolate kami, may roommate po ako. And ‘yung roommate ko, nag-negative siya, then ako nag-positive,” Alcaraz said.
(What I cannot accept is that for the five days we were isolating, I had a roommate. And my roommate tested negative, while I tested positive.)
Alcaraz later underwent a saliva antigen test and another swab test that both rendered negative results, which left the actor admittedly confused.
“Medyo naguguluhan ako kung ano ba talaga, whether I’m really positive or negative. Pero ‘yun na nga, just to be sure and to be safe para sa mga bata, para kay Lara [Quigaman], para sa ibang tao, I decided to complete my isolation here,” Alcaraz shared.
(I am kind of confused on what is the real result, whether I’m really positive or negative. But anyway, just to be sure and to be safe for my children, for Lara and for the others, I decided to complete my isolation here.)
“Malungkot, oo. Miss na miss ko mga anak ko, definitely, lalo na po ‘yung asawa ko (Sad, yes. I really miss my children, especially my wife),” he added.
He noted, however, that he remains thankful to God as he is quarantined inside a nice facility and has been given the opportunity to reflect. /ra
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