PRESIDENT Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is feeling "much, much better," his son said, three days after testing positive for Covid-19 and is set to preside virtually over the second Cabinet meeting today, Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters during an event of Go Negosyo in Taguig City on Monday, Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro" Marcos said his father is still under home isolation but is also eager to return to his duties.
"When I spoke to him today, OK na daw (he's okay now). Medyo naiinip lang (He's just a little bored) that he has to quarantine for seven days. But that's how it goes. I'm just thankful that he's OK na and that the symptoms look to be waning," Sandro said.
The young Marcos admitted that he feared his father would suffer severe symptoms like his first infection in 2020, but was grateful it did not worsen because he received a booster shot.
"I as a son was a little bit scared that this would be his second or third bout with the disease, that it would end the way it did the first time, and like he said in his inaugural speech, the first time was no walk in the park," Sandro said.
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"Thankfully this was, which means vaccines do work, the boosters do work. So I would ask our kababayan, kung pwede lang po kunin na natin ang booster shot natin para naman mapalakas natin ang ating ekonomiya (fellow Filipinos, let's take our booster shot so that we can strengthen our economy)," he added.
Sandro, who was in close contact with the President at the time he was found positive for the virus, was negative in an antigen test and no longer underwent isolation. Other members of the First Family were out of town.
On Monday, the President's lead physician, Dr. Samuel Zacate, said that Marcos was "on his way to complete recovery."
"His cough disappeared but still with very mild nasal stuffiness and nasal itchiness, therefore additional medication was given to address his concern and all other medicines were advised to be continued," Zacate said in a statement.
"On examination, his vital signs were all within normal limits and exemplary. He doesn't experience any additional signs and symptoms. His throat still has no noticeable inflammation and no signs of respiratory compromise," he added.
Marcos is set to lead the second Cabinet meeting on Tuesday via teleconferencing.