Bong Revilla cleared to go home from COVID-19 hospitalization

Published August 24, 2020, 3:51 PM

by Vanne Elaine Terrazola

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. will be discharged from the hospital Monday but will continue his isolation due to COVID-19.

Thank You, God for Your unending love and care. Great news po! The doctors have cleared me for discharge. I am so…

Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. 发布于 2020年8月24日周一

Revilla announced on Monday afternoon that he has been cleared to go home after his health condition had improved.

“Great news po! The doctors have cleared me for discharge. I am so excited to go home,” Revilla said on Facebook.

“Hindi pa po tapos ang aking pagpapagaling (My treatment is not yet over), but they said I am strong and well enough to continue treatment at home,” he added.

His office confirmed that he is set for discharge within the day.

Revilla again expressed gratitude for the prayers, words of encouragement and well wishes that he has received amid his fight against the novel coronavirus. “I cannot thank all of you enough.”

“Thank you, God for Your unending love and care,” he also wrote.

Revilla, who recently contracted COVID-19, was rushed to the hospital after developing pneumonia.

On Sunday night, he said he has been responding well to the treatment and declared that “I am beating COVID-19”, posting a photo of himself lying in bed at St. Luke’s Hospital. 

Revilla is the fourth senator to contract the coronavirus after Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who have already recovered from the disease.