Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 during her stay in the United Kingdom.
Wurtzbach opened up about her experience with COVID-19 and how she felt “all the symptoms” in a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, Jan. 7. “I caught COVID here in the UK even though I’ve been fully vaccinated & received my booster shot… Kumpleto din ako ng flu & pneumonia vaccines. I eat (healthily) & I’m active, but I still got it.”
According to the beauty queen, she had “fever, sore throat, body pain, runny rose, cough” and she lost her “sense of smell and taste.”
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“It’s not like a regular cold or flu that goes away after a few days. I’ve never been sick for this long, which lasted more than a week,” she added.
Fortunately, Wurtzbach and her sister Sarah have already tested negative for the virus, and they’re “one day away from completing isolation.”
“The worst is through. I am recovering well. I am beyond grateful my parents are safe. Di sila nahawa sakin,” the beauty queen said.
The Miss Universe 2015 titleholder also urged her followers to take COVID-19 seriously, emphasizing the need of following health protocols. “You think you’re safe & usually yung makakahalubilo mo walang symptoms. Akala mo all is well. Pero, nahawa ka na pala at may possibility na maipasa mo sa iba nang di mo alam.”
“It seems easy for anyone to just break protocols & still go out even when they know they tested positive. Feeling nila, di sila mahuhuli or wala namang nagbabantay,” Wurtzbach said.
Wurtzbach also called out individuals who violate health protocols, refuse to get tested and vaccinated, and hoard supplies to be accountable for their actions.
“Konting personal accountability, please. Ang dami nang nagkasakit. I don‘t wanna sound preachy but let’s not be selfish & go breaking protocols, hoarding supplies, refusing to get tested & vaccinated,” she said.
Aside from Wurtzbach, some of the celebrities who recently contracted COVID-19 include Andrea Brillantes, Lupita Nyong’o, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, and BTS’ Suga, RM, and Jin, to name a few.