Actress Iza Calzado, 37, disclosed on Wednesday that she’s confined in a hospital due to pneumonia and is awaiting her test results for the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
It has been reported that pneumonia is one of the severe symptoms of the viral disease that has already claimed lives in the country and around the world.
Iza shared the news on her Instagram account with a photo of her being intubated while lying on a hospital bed.
“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 Covid-19 and i’ve been waiting for the results for several days now.
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.
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. 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. To be a source of love and light. With the grace of God, i can fight this and we all fight this together,” the actress captioned.
Iza did not mention where she is confined however she immediately received a lot of uplifting messages and prayers from her friends after her post.
It’s unclear when the actress first showed symptoms of pneumonia.
Iza’s testing for COVID-19 came a week after another actor Christopher de Leon, confirmed positive for the disease.
He was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.
As of Wednesday, the Philippines has recorded a number of 636 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which include 38 deaths and 26 recoveries.