Robredo’s antigen test negative after meeting with Gordon

Vice President Leni Robredo’s antigen test came back negative, allaying fears that she might have contracted the virus during her meeting with Senator Richard Gordon, who tested positive for COVID-19, last week.

Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Richard Gordon (OVP/Senate of the Philippines)

Lawyer Barry Gutierrez said during an interview on OnePH that the vice president is currently undergoing a seven-day quarantine at home after she traveled to Naga City over the weekend to attend official events there.

Robredo is still waiting for the result of her RT-PCR test, the gold standard for COVID-19 testing.

“Dahil nagpunta si VP Leni sa Naga nung weekend, doon siya nag-undergo din ng antigen test so negative naman (Because VP Leni went to Naga last weekend, she underwent antigen testing there, so the result is negative),” Gutierrez said.

“Right now nag-a-undertake siya ng PCR test at hinihintay namin iyong resulta pero so far wala (Right now, she’s undertaking PCR test and we’re waiting for the result but so far, there’s none),” he shared.

Robredo needs to undergo a seven-day quarantine while waiting for her RT-PCR results because she was a close contact of Gordon, who publicly admitted on Wednesday, July 28, that he contracted the virus.

READ: Gordon tests positive for COVID-19 despite full vaccination

The vice president was in Naga over the weekend to oversee her NagaVax Express initiative, which inoculated more than 6,700 senior citizens and persons with comorbodities with Janssen’s single-dose vaccine.

On Facebook, Robredo shared a photo of the dinner she prepared for her daughters. She said she has more time now to cook for them because unlike before, all her evening engagements happen over Zoom.

She even boasted that she does a lot of substituting when they don’t have the ingredients they need for the dishes her daughters want.

“Kahit mahirap ang panahon, may silver linings din naman (Even though times are hard, there are silver linings),” she said in a post.