TIMELINE: Koko Pimentel’s activities, COVID-19 diagnosis

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 26) — Senator Koko Pimentel tested positive for COVID-19. Aside from him, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri and Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara also contracted the viral disease.

Pimentel admitted showing virus symptoms before the release of his of COVID-19 test result on March 24.

He also admitted he was in different places days before and after he felt the symptoms. Here is a timeline of the senator’s activities.

March 10 – March 11

In an interview with CNN Philippines on March 25, Pimentel said he attended two birthday parties and a meeting on these days.

March 11

Pimentel attended the last session of the Senate before Congress went on a seven-week break.

He also attended the Commission on Appointments plenary session. Present at the event were senators, congressmen, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The CA confirmed Duterte-Carpio’s appointment as colonel in the Army reserve force.

March 12

Senators learned that one of the resource persons in a Senate panel hearing tested positive for COVID-19. Some senators said they will undergo self-quarantine.

In a text message, Pimentel said he “would love to self-quarantine but there are things I still need to do.”

Pimentel explained that the presence of a COVID-19 positive resource person in the Senate was “not good enough scientific basis to go on self-quarantine.”

March 14

Pimentel said he felt “body pains like flu.”

Pimentel went on self-quarantine, using a room separate from his wife, Kathryna, the wife said. This would go on for 10 days.

March 16

Pimentel was at S&R BGC on March 16, where he checked out at a counter at exactly 1:59 p.m. This was confirmed by the members-only supermarket in a statement issued March 26.

March 18

Pimentel said he had a fever. His temperature reached 38 degrees. He also had mild cough, and diarrhea. He added he had mild sore throat and “colds felt in the throat area.”

March 20, 11:00 a.m.

Pimentel got tested for COVID-19

March 24, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Pimentel went to Makati Medical Center. He accompanied his wife, who was scheduled to give birth via caesarian section on March 25.

Pimentel said he did not enter the delivery room. He was only at the waiting area.

Despite exhibiting symptoms, Pimentel said he accompanied his wife because he has yet to confirm if he has COVID-19.

He said it was his responsibility as a husband to bring his expectant wife to the hospital. In a statement, Yu-Pimentel said her husband accompanied her because he was excited to see her deliver their first child.

March 24, 9:00 p.m.

Pimentel said he received a call from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine that he tested positive for COVID-19. He said he immediately reported his test results to his wife’s doctor, who told him to leave the hospital immediately.

He said he went out peacefully and did not loiter in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Kathryna was required to have a COVID-19 test before giving birth.

March 25

Pimentel announced that he is COVID-19 positive.

He still has a slight sore throat. He has since been staying at home.

Pimentel said he talked to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, who asked him about his situation.

The senator denied reports that Duque was responsible for getting her wife a room at Makati Medical Center. Pimentel said his sister informed Duque about his situation.

March 26

The result of Kathryna’s COVID-19 test is expected today, Pimentel said.