Ex-President Joseph Estrada sedated, moved to ICU – Jinggoy

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- Former President Joseph Estrada, who was confined in hospital due to COVID-19 infection, has been sedated and moved to the intensive care unit, said his son former senator Jinggoy Estrada.

“While he needed to be placed on high flow oxygen support, we are thankful that there has been no need to put him on a ventilator,” said the younger Estrada in a Facebook post.

“However, he is being sedated to lessen his anxiety which may affect his heart and aggravate his condition,” he added. “Thus, he has been moved to the ICU for closer observation.”

The 83-year-old former chief executive was rushed to the hospital last March 28 and has tested positive for COVID-19.

Jinggoy also said currently his father is "in a stable but guarded condition."