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On Friday, 7th of January, Kapamilya news anchor Karen Davila admitted that she and her family tested positive for COVID-19.

The news anchor took to Instagram to answer the question as to why he’s not seen on TV Patrol. As it turns out, their whole family tested positive for COVID-19 but she was really grateful that they only had mild symptoms. She also added that it might be because they are all vaccinated.

“Many of you have asked why I wasn’t on TV Patrol for our free. Five days ago, our family tested POSITIVE for COVID19. Our 14 yr old son Lucas first tested positive on antigen and we immediately took an RT PCR test as a family,” she shared.

Praise God our symptoms are MILD and I believe that is because we have all been vaccinated & 2 have us have had booster shots. Lucas completed his vaccinations last October. David & I had booster shots last Dec 18. My husband DJ is fully vaccinated & has yet to take his booster shots,” she said.

Two days after Karen Davila’s announcement was made, another news anchor took to Instagram to announce his current condition.

Kapuso news anchor Arnold Clavio admitted that he tested positive for the same virus. He stated on his post that he got in close contact with someone who tested positive. He immediately had an antigen test which came out negative.

Arnold wanted to make sure about the results so he took an RT-PCR test and it was negative. Not until he took another antigen and this time, he tested positive.

His whole post reads: “After almost two years, this is my first time to be infected by Covid19 virus… It’s real and serious… Although may mild symptoms ako, like cough due to hyperacidity, last Thursday may close contact ako sa isang nag-positive…

“Immediately I had my antigen test done and it turned out ‘negative’… Yesterday, after his rtpcr test, the result was ‘negative’… This morning, para makasiguro, I had my antigen test again and bad news – I am ‘positive’… And the only way to fight this virus is a positive thought

Sa kabila ng pag-iingat ko, wearing of mask, hand washing, social distancing, vitamins, immune booster, lots of vitamin D, tinamaan pa rin ako and I don’t know how… So be careful everyone… See you in after 7 –
14 days of isolation… God is good! Amen.

It appears that this has been the current issue of most TV networks as they become understaff due to their people testing positive for the virus. Due to being understaffed, most TV networks had to limit what they have to offer to their viewers.

Going two years in the pandemic, this should already teach us that COVID-19 is real and that we should all be responsible citizens. Always make sure to wear your masks, always sanitize and please, get vaccinated. If you’re already vaccinated, please get your booster shots