By Jeffrey Damicog
A high-ranking official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been discharged from a hospital after having recovered from the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“He’s just out of the hospital,” disclosed NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin on Wednesday, April 15.
The NBI spokesman declined to identify the official and his rank.
“Just this morning I got a text na nakarecover siya (I received a text message this morning that the official has recovered,” Lavin said.
“But under monitoring pa rin siya (But he is still under monitoring),” the NBI spokesman added.
Lavin said the NBI official has been confined for over two weeks at the hospital before being released.
He noted that the NBI official initially went to the hospital due to his heart condition.
“While he was there, naka-acquire siya ng virus and so took him more than two weeks na siya dun (it is believed he acquired the virus at the hospital so it took him over two weeks to recover),” Lavin said.
The NBI spokesman declined to provide more details.