Philippine Prez recovering from Covid-19: Official

Press Secretary Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles has said that Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos is recovering from Covid-19.

Quoting Marcos’ doctor, Angeles said the Philippine leader “is doing well and very much in stable condition,” adding Marcos has no fever and still has a sense of taste and smell, Xinhua news agency reported.

“(There is) no sign of respiratory distress or pneumonia, (and his) vital signs are within normal limit,” the Press Secretary said.

The Philippine President “will be subjected to further laboratory examination as may be needed”.

On Sunday, the Philippines’ Department of Health reported 2,018 new Covid-19 infections, the highest in nearly five months, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,718,467.

The Philippines reported the highest single-day tally on January 15 this year with 39,004 new cases. The country, with around 110 million population, has tested more than 30.9 million people since the disease emerged.

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