Thirdy Ravena assures supporters: 'I feel well'

Thirdy Ravena is grateful for the well-wishes he has received since testing positive for COVID-19 while in Japan playing for San-En Neophoenix.

Ravena said Saturday that he is doing fine while in quarantine a day after the Neophoenix announced that the former Ateneo star yielded a positive result in his recent PCR test at the Toyohashi City Health Center.

His mother Mozzy also said that the younger Ravena’s condition has improved but lost his sense of taste and smell.

“All good over here,” said Ravena on his social media accounts. “Appreciate all the love and concern over the past 24 hours. I feel well already but have to follow quarantine protocols indefinitely."

He also reminded everyone to observe necessary precautions in order to avoid getting infected.

“Just a reminder that the virus is still out there so let’s not take it for granted,” Ravena said. “Stay safe everyone! Much love.”

San-En said that Ravena was “in poor physical condition” and had a fever of 38.2 C when he took a PCR test at the Health Center.

He got a positive test the following day but his body temperature had dropped to 36.9 C and his “sore throat had subsided.”

San-En said that all members of the team are having no symptoms of COVID-19 though they had tested negative in a recent PCR test held last Monday.

Ravena has been impressive for the Neophoenix since his debut earlier this month, averaging 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in five games.

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He arrived in Japan last month but had to undergo a 14-day quarantine period before joining the team.