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Dingdong Dantes on Surviving COVID-19: Nothing to be Ashamed of Getting it

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Dingdong Dantes shares how he and his family recovered from the symptoms of COVID-19.

Dingdong Dantes on Sunday, January 23 shared that he and his family joined the growing list of Filipinos who have survived COVID-19 thanks to the mild symptoms they’ve experienced.

Dingdong Dantes catches COVID-19

Signs of COVID-19

In a video posted on his verified Facebook page, the GMA actor narrated how he and his family possibly got it. Prior to getting COVID-19, he managed to get a booster shot.

“Napansin namin na marami nang hindi maganda ang pakiramdam sa kapaligiran namin,” the Alternate star said. “Halos lahat ng mga kakilala namin ay meron positive cases sa bahay. Hanggang sa lahat kami dito sa bahay ay nilagnat na at nagkaroon ng symptomas.”

(We’ve observed that many people around were not feeling well. Almost everyone we knew had positive cases at home. Until many of us at home started getting sick and getting symptoms.)

Dantes said that all members at home took the test and confirmed the news: they all tested positive for COVID-19.

Although they were not sure how they got it, all of them he said are thankful that the symptoms were mild.

Following protocols

After testing positive, Dantes said that he and those who got COVID-19 followed the necessary protocols including eating healthy food. Mobility around the house however became a challenge.

“Naging mahirap lalo na sa pagbili ng gamot, paghanda ng pagkain, pagbili ng pagkain. And masasabi ko na nalampasan namin ito sa tulong ng maraming tao lalo na nung mga taong malalapit sa main,” he said.

(It was difficult for us to buy medicine, prepare, and buy food. And I must say that we were able to overcome this with the help of people close to us.)

His mom he said were able to send food for him and the kids as well as his wife Marian Rivera’s talent management, who was able to send fruits. Dantes also thanked the Office of the Vice President, whose staff was able to send them a COVID care testing kit that includes all the medicines they need.

Dingdong Dantes on COVID-19: “Nothing to be ashamed of”

With the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, Dantes reminded everyone that there’s nothing to be ashamed of on testing positive for the virus.

“Hindi po kasalanan or dapat ikahiya pagkakaroon ng COVID. Kasi s’yempre kahit among pag-iingat gawin nandiyan at nandiyan yung panganib na makuha ito. Kaya dapat double kayod pa rin tayong lahat makasiguro na makapagpabakuna, makapagbooster shot tayong lahat, yung mga mahal nation sa buhay,” he said.

(It’s not a sin or nothing to be ashamed of getting COVID. Because no matter how you take care of yourself the danger is still there to get it. So we should all double our efforts to make sure to have ourselves vaccinated, get our booster shot as well as our loved ones.)

“Bukod sa dagdag na proteksyon na binibigay sa mga katawan natin, s’yempre nalalayo pa tayo sa malalang sitwasyon kung tayo’y man matamaan or mahawa. “

(Aside from added protection that gives our bodies, it will lessen the possibilities of getting hit by COVID-19.)

He reminded everyone to isolate themselves if they get exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

You can watch the video below.

Get boosted now

With no signs of COVID-19 slowing down, Dingdong Dantes like other celebrities have been reminding their followers, again and again, to get themselves tested, get vaccinated, or boosted for protection. If we want the virus to end soon, everyone should do their part and follow the protocols.

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