Mother gets COVID-19 after taking care of infected children

A mother also tested positive for COVID-19 after taking care of her infected children during Christmas.

According to a report by Mav Gonzales in 24 Oras on Monday, five people tested positive for COVID-19 at the Florentino family home over Christmas.


According to the mother, COVID-19 first hit her 11-year-old eldest son.

“Most likely nakuha niya ‘yon noong minsang nangaroling sa labas kasama ‘yung mga kaibigan. Umuwi po ‘yung mga anak ko na para siyang nilalagnat. Sabi niya sa akin medyo sumasakit ‘yung lalamunan niya,” the mother said.

Next, her 3-year-old son developed a fever.


When the siblings were swab tested, they were confirmed positive for COVID-19.

The mother, the youngest 1-year-old, and the children’s nanny then acquired COVID-19.

Fortunately, the elderly at home were fully vaccinated, so their symptoms were mild. In addition, children are vaccinated against flu and pneumonia.


“‘Yung mga pasiyente ko nakita ko sila gaano sila naghirap, mga talagang nahihirapang huminga. And ako talagang naka-full gear,” she said.

“But this time around kaya ako nahawa is because hindi ako nakasunod maigi sa protocol. Kasi alam kong kailangan ng mga anak ko ng yakap, ng halik especially nu’ng mga time na umiiyak sila. Hindi sila umaalis sa tabi ko,” she added.

Mother gets COVID-19 after taking care of infected children

Families in San Isidro, Parañaque City, are starting to test positive for COVID-19 again.

29 cases were recorded after Christmas from nearly a week of zero cases. 12 of these cases were aged 11 and under.

Metro Manila was placed under Alert Level 3 until January 15, 2022, from Alert Level 2 after the recorded increase of COVID-19 cases in the region.

Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal will also be subjected to Alert Level 3 from January 5 to 15 due to the kick-off of COVID-19 cases.

Acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said Tuesday that the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases had approved its sub-group’s recommendation to put the three provinces on a more stringent alert level.

On Monday, the Department of Health declared the Philippines “high risk” on COVID-19 due to the increase in cases, believed to be due to the relaxation of restrictions over Christmas and the more contagious omicron variant.

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