Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Saturday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“I am sorry to inform [you] that I tested positive for [COVID-19] yesterday. To all who made contact with me [please] do the [appropriate] protocols,” he said in a statement.
According to his staff, the senator currently has a cough and cold. His eldest daughter also tested positive for coronavirus but is asymptomatic.
Dela Rosa is the fifth senator to contract the virus, following Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Sonny Angara, Aquilino Pimentel III and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. who have all recovered.