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Koko Pimentel slammed online for accompanying wife to hospital despite being PUI for COVID-19

Koko Pimentel, the second senator to test positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was slammed online after he admitted accompanying his wife to the hospital on Tuesday night night despite being a person under investigation for the disease.

According to the senator, he took the COVID-19 test on Friday, and only received the results late on Tuesday evening, while he was in the hospital with his wife, Kathryna, who is due to give birth.

Netizens were quick to slam the senator for breaching quarantine guidelines and putting the lives of other people in danger knowing he could be a carrier of the disease.

Kathryna has already denied they entered the hospital's delivery room, but by then, her husband's name has already appeared in over 13,000 tweets, topping Philippine Twitter trends.










Before Pimentel, Senator Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri tested positive for COVID-19.

Zubiri was one of the senators who went into self-quarantine after it was found out that one of the resource persons in a March 5 senate hearing tested positive for COVID-19. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Health stated that there has been a total number of 552 cases of infections in the Philippines with 35 deaths and 20 recoveries. — Kaela Malig/LA, GMA News