Ivana Alawi tests positive for COVID-19, urges public to comply with health protocols: ‘No one’s above the law’
Ivana Alawi has revealed that she, her mother Fatima Alawi and brother Hash Alawi have tested positive for COVID-19, despite strict compliance to the minimum health protocols.
Ivana was emotional while she recounted their COVID-19 journey through a vlog on her YouTube channel yesterday, Jan. 15. Far from her usual lively vlog introductions, Ivana appeared unwell as she announced that she contracted the virus.
“Siguro masasabi niyo na sa title at sa itsura ko, I’m not in a good position. Wala ako sa lugar na kaya kong magpasaya ngayon kasi ang bigat-bigat ng pinagdadaanan ko ngayon sa buhay,” she said. “The virus that we really tried to stay away [from] and hindi magkaroon, e nagkaroon kami. Meron akong COVID.”
(Maybe you can already see from the title [of this vlog] and my appearance, I’m not in a good position. I’m currently not in the place to make people happy because I’m going through something heavy in my life right now. The virus that we really tried to stay away from and avoided having, we got it. I got COVID.”
The actress-vlogger recalled how she has been strictly observing the minimum health protocols for the last two years, even taking RT-PCR tests three times a day when having a shoot, which always came out negative.
“So itong 2022, first time kong mag-positive sa buhay ko. Nagulat ako kasi feeling ko sobrang maingat (na ako) kasi naka-vaccine na kami (at) hindi ako lumalabas ng bahay,” she said.
(It’s my first time to be [COVID-19] positive this 2022. I was shocked because I thought that I was careful enough. We already had our vaccines and I do not go outside the house.)
Ivana told fans that her mother was the first one who tested positive in their family, adding that she experienced difficulty in breathing. Days after, Ivana and her brother also tested positive for the virus, after experiencing symptoms such as headache, body pain and sore throat.
Ivana then urged the public to be responsible once symptoms appear, noting how no one should be above the law when it comes to complying with the protocols.
“You have to take responsibility and you have to take accountability so if you are exposed or if you are [not feeling] well, huwag ka nang lumabas and maghintay ka nang five days, magpa-RT-PCR ka kasi ang hirap talaga guys,” she told her fans. “Ang hirap ‘pag ikaw or any of your family members or your loved ones get COVID.”
(You have to take responsibility and you have to take accountability so if you are exposed or if you are [not feeling] well, do not go out and wait for five days, have your RT-PCR tests because it’s really hard guys. It’s hard if you or one of your family members, or your loved ones got COVID.)
“No one is above the law, tandaan niyo ‘yan. Kahit sino ka man, hindi ka law, hindi ka pwede mag-inarte at hindi ka pwede magbreak ng law,” she added. “Get that in your mind.”
(No one is above the law, remember that. No matter who you are, you’re not the law. You have no right to act out and break the law. Get that in your mind.)
Ivana, Hash and her mother are now isolating from each other, while waiting for their full recovery. Meanwhile, her other siblings Mona and Amira tested negative for the virus. JB
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