Iza Calzado on Wednesday disclosed that she has been hospitalized due to pneumonia, and has been tested for the C0VID-19.
Iza Calzado shared on Instagram that she is currently waiting for her test results.
“Hello, everyone. It’s been a while but I thought I’d update you all. I’m currently hospitalized for pneumonia and so, I was tested for C0VID-19 and I’ve been waiting for the results for several days now,” she wrote.
“It’s been a challenging time for me but it cannot compare to the frontliners who have cared for me and to whom I am so grateful, “My heart goes out to everyone in these trying times, especially those who risk their lives every day to care for their loved ones,” she added in her caption alongside her photo.
The actress also asked her followers to join her in prayer.
“I am hoping you all can join me in prayer for those who are currently sick and their loved ones, for every person struggling to cope in these tough times,” the actress said. “And most especially, for the medical workers who are doing their best despite the hurdles.”
“I count this time as an opportunity to be kind,” Calzado added. “To be a source of love and light. With the grace of God, i can fight this and we all fight this together.”
Calzado did not mention where she is confined, nor whether she is in isolation as a person under investigation.
It came a week after another actor, screen veteran Christopher de Leon, confirmed positive. He was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.
The Philippines has lagged behind other countries in testing for the C0VID-19, a move that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends. More test kits, however, are expected to be finally deployed soon.
We wish you a speedy recovery, Iza!