Vilma Santos reveals she’s suffering from ‘long COVID’ 


Vilma Santos took to social media to reveal why she has been missing in action on her social media platforms.  

The veteran actress shared on an Instagram video that she’s been struggling with the complications of “long COVID.” 

“Ibang klase po yung COVID ko. Negative na ko pero ito daw yung tinawag nilang ‘long COVID,’ yung nagkaroon ng complications. I had an asthma attack and then nagkaroon ng mga fluctuating blood pressure, headache.  

“Kahit na anong ingat ang ginawa ko, nakuha pa rin po ako ng COVID. Ang advice po ng mga doctors sa akin ay I had to rest,” she said.  

The 69-year-old mentioned that, up until now, she has been resting and taking extra precautions to get back into her work.  

She shared: “I’m trying my best to get back into the groove, pagbigyan niyo muna ako.” 

Santos then advised her fellow senior citizens to be careful as she explained her bout with the illness was “not easy.” 

“Gusto ko lamang po paalahanan kayong lahat, please COVID is still here. Lalo na po sa mga katulad ko na edad ko, mga senior, you really have to be careful. Hindi po talaga madali, maski po ako nahirapan and I’m trying my very best still to get well at this point in time,” she said.  

On Monday, the Department of Health reported an addition of 1,370 COVID cases bringing the active cases to 20,824.  

Rossane Ramos
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