MANILA – Senator Koko Pimentel, who tested positive of the coronavirus last week, was allegedly rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Metro Manila as he battles COVID-19.
But the lawmaker’s staff on political affairs said Pimentel “seeks respect to his right to privacy and right to get well.”
Ronwald Munsayac, Pimentel political affairs chief said Pimentel was rushed to hospital in Metro Manila because he “was not feeling good” but the senior staff member added his boss is “quickly on his way to recovery” and has been communicating “with a lot of people already.”
However, a GMA report quoted Pimentel as saying “no comment” when he was asked whether he was brought to the hospital or not.
It may be recalled the senator announced on March 25 that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has since been in isolation.
Prior to that however, Pimentel was spotted buying groceries at S&R Membership Shopping BGC branch on March 16.
He also partied at the residence of fellow Senator Manny Pacquiao in Forbes Park and brought his wife to Makati Medical Center on March 24, with his COVID results still pending at the time.
It was gathered that Pimentel received his COVID-19 test result while he was at the hospital and left the facility immediately, but MMC and the Department of Health pointed out that the senator violated quarantine protocols.
Later, Pimentel apologized to the public and the MMC for breaking the hospital’s containment protocols. (ia/sovereignph.com)