Iza Calzado tests positive for COVID-19


Actress Iza Calzado tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), her talent manager has confirmed in a statement.

In a public Facebook post by Noel Ferrer, he said that Iza received her test results yesterday. He also announced that she is recovering well and being aggressively treated for pneumonia, one of the symptoms caused by the infection.

Unlike her Instagram post on Wednesday that showed the 37-year-old Kapamilya star’s selfie from a hospital bed, wearing what appeared to be an oxygen mask, Ferrer noted that she can now breathe sans any oxygen assistance.

Here is the full statement:

“Dear Family and Friends.

“Iza Calzado received her results yesterday that she tested positive for CoVid. She is recovering well as she was aggressively treated for pneumonia and the virus. She can actually breathe now without any oxygen assistance.

“She will be tested again to see if she is already negative. Her husband Ben and others who interacted with her have not shown any symptoms.

“She doesn’t know where she contracted the virus from, but it’s best for all of us to take seriously the advice of doctors and health authorities on proper hygiene, physical distancing, quarantine and social responsibility.

“Thank you to the frontliners who continue to risk their lives to attend to our kababayans like Iza.

“Let us continue to pray for the healing of Iza and our brothers and sisters who are most affected by this pandemic.

“God bless us all! #PrayingForIza #LabanIza.”

Iza earlier revealed via an Instagram post on Wednesday that she was being confined at a hospital for pneumonia while waiting for her COVID-19 test results. (READ: Iza Calzado hospitalized for pneumonia while awaiting COVID-19 test result.)

She admitted that it’s been a challenging period for her, but her condition is nothing compared to the work of the medical frontliners who are caring for her.

Iza is the second Filipino actor to have contracted the virus after Christopher de Leon. (READ: Christopher de Leon says he tested positive for COVID-19.)

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