Senator Manny Pacquiao says he had tested negative of coronavirus infection, using a rapid testing kit from South Korea
Senator Manny Pacquiao says he had tested negative of coronavirus infection, using a rapid testing kit from South Korea.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28)— Senator Manny Pacquiao announced on Saturday he had tested negative of coronavirus infection, using a rapid testing kit from South Korea.He said that while the testing kit is not yet approved by the Philippines' Food and Drug Administration, it is the one used in South Korea that has been praised for its use in mass testing.
"Huwag po kayong mag-alala. May natanggap po akong Rapid Testing Kits mula sa aking mga kaibigan sa South Korea. Gamit ang rapid test kit na approved sa Korea, ako po ay nag-negatibo. Hindi pa approved ng FDA dito pero yon po ang ginagamit sa Korea
," Pacquiao said in a statement.[Translation: Don't worry. I received rapid testing kits from my friends in South Korea. Using this rapid test kit which is approved in Korea, I tested negative. It's not yet approved by the FDA here but it is used now in Korea.]
Pacquiao said he haseven before receiving a letter from their barangay captain urging him to go on self-quarantine – following confirmed cases of coronavirus infection among his colleagues. Three senators have tested positive for the viral disease – Migz Zubiri, Koko Pimentel, and Sonny Angara.
Pacquiao said he has not left home since the special session of Congress on Monday thatHe stressed that he has not exhibited any red-flag symptoms for coronavirus infection such as fever and dry cough, that's why he chose not to get tested by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
"Ibang usapan na po kung meron akong kakaibang nararamdaman as aking katawan(It's a different story when I start feeling something different in my body). Once I experience symptoms, I am willing to undergo the swab testing for the sake of my family and my country, but I will go through the regular procedure," Pacquiao said.
"Naniniwala po kasi ako na marami tayong Persons Under Investigation o PUI na dapat unahin pagdating satesting," he added.[Translation: I believe we have many persons under investigation or PUI who need to be prioritized for testing.]There have been calls for mass testing, but the Department of Health said the country does not have the resources for it yet.
Pacquiao's staff received on Friday around57,000 testing kits and 500,000 face masks donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma at the DOH main office in Sta. Cruz, Manila.The senator said more supplies are coming, and the regional centers in the Visayas and Mindanao regionsl will also be provided with such.Read more: CNN Philippines »
Don't let senators use a covid-19 test kit. Private test results are prone to manipulation. Any senator could manipulate the test by declaring a negative result & the gullible public will accept it as fact. Ok pala yung test kit ng South Korea. Yung kayang donations niyo galing China? “From south korea” 😂
A senator must submit himself to an authorized govt testing witnessed by medical doctors. Without any independent witness, his 'negative' result is biased towards him. It's not about privileged accessibility to better testing kits, it's about responsibility to the public. Wow, buti pa c Sen. Manny, alam agad na negative cya. Ang iba, namamatay na d alam if positive cla😭
sana po mr. senator, if you have access to rapid test kits, you can suggest to doh, gov. to procure this instead. or better yet if you can pledge help from s. korea for this kit. thank you, and please consider. people with good hearts are being spared! GodisGood Manny Pacquiao, has a strong immune system because he did an exercised daily and even harder than a natutal jogging exercise. Not like us we are not doing exercise daily as he is. That why we need to improve our immune system and change our lifestyle diet.
Basahin niyo kc laman ng news hindi ung caption lang... binigay lang ng isang friend yun sa kanya Hello Sana po matulongan niyo Isla sa cuaming inabanga: hnd na sila mka binta Ng isda, mabigyan Lang sila sa pat na bigas happy na sila, thanks,,, 😂😂😂 Kaya pala hindi FDA approved, the rapid testing kit is not very reliable.
Shock,it’s illegal under current laws to use test not approved by FDA. And another shocking is that customs released the kit w/o the FDA permit. CustomsPH FDAPhillipines Gag0 ka MannyPacquiao . Napakakonti ng test kits at iniiipit pa ng DOHgovph Yung nauna reklamo bago thank you. And China has started to flatten the curve with their own testing kits
Is that reliable? Parang pregnancy test lang? Sana all. And saang lab na verify? Pumila ka? Aprobado ba ng DOH yung test na yan? quality over quantity dami na choice meron soutkorea,eto pa Dear Manny. Please.tandaan nyo yung mga hampaslupa dito na mega Nega at wag na wag nyong itest. Buti na at mabawasan ng salot ang Pilipinas diba.
Yun nalang idonate mo please ...and so? this news is trying to negatively implicate Manny when non of the media people has done in this trying times. He just donate buses and over 50,000 test kits mga bullshit journalist na to. TL;DR oh come on... what about those given by friend jack ma? bat hindi mo ginamit ung na donate niyo for the public(VIP) hindi ba accurate senator 🤡
Not a Pacquiao loyalist. Pro dame nman nega comment dto. Ba't d nyo muna basahin ng buo yung article, bgo kyo kumuda. Anyone can buy a kit but we are repeatedly told you need a lab to process it. My question is where did these politicians have their test kits processed and analyzed? Or maybe they already did. And used it only to high end officials hmm
Salamat sa Diyos ❤️❤️ MannyPacquiao neogem5 So the Chinese kits are not good enough for the boxer? How come Ph cant procure that instead? Sabi may pera naman diba ang ph, why not use it for that? Ang galeng naman Wow ikaw na ang may access to rapid testing kit from South Korea! Tapos yung dinonate niyo galing Tsina!🤬
Magagalit yung barangay captain sa Dasmariñas Village nyan. Can DOH explain how come he got tested so fast ? DOHgovph
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