VP Leni spared from COVID-19; to remain in quarantine for one more week

Published August 31, 2021, 5:15 PM

by Roy Mabasa

Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday announced that she had tested negative for COVID-19 and will complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine before she can go back to her regular official functions.

In a social media post, Robredo said she is thankful about the negative RT-PCR test result although she admitted to having been exposed many times “but the latest was my closest call to date.”

“So thank God, really!! I was again spared,” the Vice President said

Robredo expressed her eagerness to buckle down to work as soon as possible as piles of things to do have been waiting for her at the Office of the Vice President.

“I’ve been raring to go back to the office because I have a gazillion things to do. But we are strictly following health protocols and that includes completing the 14-day quarantine despite the negative test,” she said.

The country’s top opposition figure has already spent the past seven days in quarantine and will be working from home in the remaining one week.

“Actually, the first 7 days flew by so quickly because my days have been filled with zoom meetings and video shoots for speeches,” Robredo said.

The Vice President started to go on quarantine on Aug. 24 after one of her employees at the OVP started showing COVID-19 symptoms. The said employee’s test later yielded a positive result.

Robredo said the result of her negative test was sent to her by her daughters whom she had not seen since she started going under quarantine

“Our babies sent this when they learned of my negative test results. We haven’t seen them in quite a while,” she said.