WATCH: Angeline Quinto documents first week of battle against COVID-19
Angeline Quinto revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in home quarantine, which she has been documenting to share her experience with fans.
“I was very cautious. Pero siguro dahil na din sa pagod, without knowing it naging pabaya ako protecting myself (But maybe because I was tired, without knowing it, I failed to protect myself),” the singer-songwriter said in the caption of her vlog uploaded via YouTube yesterday, April 1.
“I’ve been tested positive for [COVID-19] and the only thing I can do is to pick up myself and be very careful not to infect other people, and then protect and heal myself,” she added.
Quinto’s YouTube video shows the singer’s first week of coping with the disease, which she said she got after unknowingly getting exposed to an infected individual.
The said individual, who was supposed to assist Quinto during her lock-in taping in Laguna for “Huwag Kang Mangamba,” tested positive for the novel coronavirus before entering their taping bubble.
Quinto had shared a meal with the individual prior to learning the result of the test. To ensure the safety of the show’s crew, Quinto was advised to put herself in self-quarantine.
The singer got an RT-PCR swab test on March 26 and received the unfortunate result the next day. Quinto had been suffering from several symptoms including diarrhea, fever and loss of taste and smell.
“Nakakalugkot, nag-positive po ako sa COVID. Ito pa naman ‘yung lagi kong sinasabi sa mga katrabaho ko, mga kaibigan ko, ‘lagi kayong mag-iingat,'” she said.
Quinto also noted that it is better that her late adoptive mother, Mama Bob, who passed away last November, is not with her amid such dire times.
“Buti na lang wala si Mama Bob dito kasi kung nandito pa ang mama, baka lalo akong matataranta at mas hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko kung nandito ang Mama Bob,” she said.
(It’s good that Mama Bob is not here right now. If mama was still here, I would just panic more and not know what to do.)
Quinto noted that she is slowly recovering from her symptoms and is thankful that she has no trouble breathing. She has also been monitoring her oxygen level, heart rate and temperature while in quarantine.
“Medyo nakakalungkot talaga kasi walang pwedeng dumikit sa akin, walang pwedeng pumunta dito sa kwarto. Malungkot kumain mag-isa, diba. Ayoko naman din hong palungkutin lalo sarili ko kasi baka lalo akong magkasakit,” she said.
(It is rather sad because no one can go near me, no one can enter my room. It is depressing to eat alone, right. I also do not want to make myself more sad because I might get more sick.)
In her first week of quarantine, Quinto can be seen drinking tea, taking supplements and eating vegetables to boost her immune system. She has also been eating using disposable utensils and plates for safety purposes.
She has also been routinely exposing herself to sunlight through her room’s window and is still interacting with her housemates albeit from a safe distance.
Everyone in Quinto’s home has also gotten RT-PCR swab test, according to the singer. The results that came on March 29 turned out negative, which Quinto is thankful for as she does not want to infect others.
“Sobrang thankful, dahil wala akong nahawa sa kanila. Sana hanggang matapos ko itong quarantine ko ay maging maayos at wala ako mahawahan kahit isa dito sa amin,” Quinto emphasized.
(I am very thankful that I did not infect the others. I hope I get to finish this quarantine well without infecting anyone.)
Quinto is currently on the eighth day of her two-week quarantine today, April 2. As of yesterday, Quinto noted that she has slightly recovered her sense of taste and smell. /ra
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