MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made one of his first public appearances after his second bout with COVID-19 on a video blog, or vlog, on Saturday night, his third since assuming the presidency, to inform his millions of followers of his recovery and advising them to do their reminders.
“Finally, my period of isolation is over. With the mercy of God, I have no more symptoms and I feel better, ”said the president in Filipino at the start of the 3 minute and 18 second video filmed in a room in Malacañang which he described as the one in which he slept during his late paternal rule.
It was Marcos’ 219th vlog posted on his Facebook and YouTube pages and the third since taking office on June 30.
In his latest video, which drew 310,000 views on Facebook and 140,000 on YouTube mid-Sunday, the president assured his followers he was in good health and thanked them for their well wishes on social media, some of which were flashed on screen. .
“I would like to point out, if you’re wondering where I’m doing this vlog for you, it’s my old room. I used to sleep here when my dad was still president,” Marcos said.
Malacañang announced on July 8 that the president had tested positive for coronavirus, but showed no major symptoms except for a mild fever.
He stressed the importance of getting vaccinated or doing booster shots.
“This is my second fight with COVID but I think if it wasn’t for the vaccine and the booster then maybe my condition would be a lot worse,” he said.
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