Lara Quigaman opens up about worries after Marco Alcaraz got COVID-19
Lara Quigaman admitted that she did not immediately feel anxious when her husband, actor Marco Alcaraz, tested positive for COVID-19, but recent exposure to the virus got her worried.
Alcaraz has finally come home to his family after recovering from COVID-19 and finishing his two weeks of quarantine. Quigaman showed their children’s excitement to reunite with their father through their family’s YouTube vlog last Friday, April 9. The kids leaped as they welcomed their father with hugs and a homemade banner that said, “Welcome home dad.”
The former Miss International said that when her husband called to tell her that he tested positive for the virus, anxiety did not come to her mind at first.
“No’ng hindi pa masyadong nag-sink in naisip ko lang ‘Okay, anong kailangan mo diyan?'” the beauty queen-actress said. (When it did not sink in yet, I was only thinking, “Okay what do you need [while in quarantine]?”)
But worries managed to take a hold of her when one of the shows she guested in called her to say that someone on set tested positive for the virus.
“Sobra talaga akong kinabahan kasi siyempre may mga bata dito, meron din akong tita na senior,” she stated. “No’ng tahimik na ‘yong paligid, doon ako biglang naiyak. Tapos na-realize ko na stressed na stressed na pala ako at sobra pala akong worried.”
(I got so nervous because there are kids here and I have an aunt who is a senior [citizen]. When everything was quiet, that’s when I suddenly cried. I realized that I was so stressed and I was so worried.)
Fortunately, Quigaman turned out negative for the virus after taking an antigen test and Alcaraz did not display symptoms of the disease when he was in quarantine.
“Hindi ako worried masyado na may sakit ako, mas parang matagal ko pa kayong hindi makikita. Iba ‘yong hindi tayo nagkikita pero may ginagawa ka at nagtra-trabaho ka compared to nasa isang room ka lang,” Alcaraz said. (I was not worried that I was sick, I was more worried that it was going to be a while before I saw you again. It’s different when we’re apart but I get to work compared to when I’m just stuck in one room.)
He added that when he was away from his family while in quarantine, he grew so worried and many things ran through his mind.
The couple has not been together for almost a month after Alcaraz revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 during a lock-in taping. He said that his swab test and saliva antigen test results confused him because they had conflicting results. JB
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