Kapuso comedy genius Michael V, also known as “Bitoy” has tested positive for coronavirus. In his vlog on July 20, Michael made the announcement and shared his COVID-19 journey from feeling the symptoms, getting tested, isolating from his family and his realizations from this experience.
“Hindi biro itong mga nangyayari na ito. I just wish na hindi ‘nyo isasantabi lang, ‘di ‘nyo balewalain ang mga nararamdaman ninyo,” he said.
The 50 year old comedian got tested five days after he first noticed flu-like symptoms including shortness of breath . He later lost hi sense of taste and smell. This is where he decided to get tested, together with his wife.
On July 18, three days after the test, Michael received the results that confimred he was positive for coronavirus.
“Alam kong hindi normal ‘yung nawala ang pang-amoy ko. I was counting na may kinalaman talaga sa COVID but I was also praying na sana allergy lang or something but turns out… tutuloy na lang natin yung mga sinabi sa akin na mga kailangan gawin and… hope for the best. I’ve been through worse. Sobrang namimiss ko ‘yung pamilya ko,” he said to end his vlog.
The results of Michael’s wife and kids came back negative. He added that their family has been strictly following protocols in fighting the virus and have been staying home. It is still unclear to him how he caught the deadly virus.
As of this writing, Michael is following all his doctor’s advice and self-isolating in his studio, away from his family. He expressed how he misses his family and could not imagine the days passing by without seeing , hugging and kissing them.