MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is ready to attend face-to-face activities, once his mandatory seven-day isolation ends, Malacañang said Thursday.
The last day of Marcos' isolation is on Thursday, the seventh day since he tested positive in an antigen test for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a Palace press briefing.
"Tinatapos lang natin ang isolation niya. Seventh day po ngayon, ayon sa kaniyang doktor. Wala na po siyang symptoms pero kailangang tapusin niya ang isolation period (He has to finish his isolation. It's his seventh day, his doctor said. He already has no symptoms but he has to finish his isolation period)," she said.
Marcos was able to beat Covid-19 after being free from all symptoms on his fifth day since he acquired the disease, according to the health bulletin released Wednesday by his personal physician, Dr. Samuel Zacate.
Marcos finished all his medication and can participate in face-to-face engagements after his isolation, Zacate said.
On his sixth day of isolation, Marcos has "no cough, no fever, no nasal stuffiness, and no nasal itchiness and basically asymptomatic," Zacate said after visiting Marcos on Wednesday morning.
Marcos can be released from isolation, if there is no reappearance of any sign and symptoms related to Covid-19, Zacate said.
It was on July 8 when Cruz-Angeles announced that Marcos tested positive for Covid-19.
Marcos' son and Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro" Marcos tested negative for Covid-19 despite being exposed to his father.
First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, and the two other presidential sons, William Vincent and Joseph Simon, have not been exposed to Marcos.
Even though he tested positive for Covid-19, Marcos continued to work and preside over several meetings with his Cabinet through teleconference. (PNA)