Nag-test positive sa COVID-19 ang National Artist na si Kidlat Tahimik.
Ayon sa 78-year old actor-writer-director, nalaman niya na infected siya noong magpa-swab test siya last December 11. Naka-self-imposed quarantine ngayon ang independent filmmaker.
Pinaalam niya ang kanyang kalagayan sa Baguio Chronicle noong December 20.
Baka raw nahawa si Tahimik noong dumalo ito sa Ibagiw: Baguio Creative City Festival noong nakaraang November.
“Regretfully, I may have had lapses in face-mask security–posing for a selfie sans mask. Inadvertently I might have exposed myself to the coronavirus. In turn, this would be of concern for those of you who were exposed to me.
“As a National Artist active during Ibagiw, I feel obliged to openly declare my case. For any of you who might have been exposed to my presence during the festival, please take precautions and monitor your health. Just in case!
“I am visited daily by a throng of medics. These PPE-dressed health officials come in an ambulance to monitor my temperature, my oxygen count, my difficulty of breathing, my BP.
“FYI, since my swab test, people whom I had intensive contact with (like my sons, the carpenters I worked with, artists I chatted with, etc.) have all taken swab tests.
“So far, all have been diagnosed negative. If you have not had any signs of fever or loss of appetite or fatigue, you need not worry. Please stay safe,” laman ng official statement ni Kidlat Tahimik. (Ruel Menodza)
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