Filipino shares his experiences as coronavirus survivor
BANGKOK (AP) — When Carlo Navarro, his wife and 15-year-old daughter visited Japan from the Philippines in February, they knew they were taking a chance with the coronavirus, but thought they would be spared if they took precautions. They wore masks and gloves and always had alcohol handy to sanitize their hands. But Navarro began showing symptoms after they returned home. He was the fourth case but the first Filipino to be confirmed with the disease by Philippine authorities. The northern third of the Philippines is under quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. Navarro is among those who have recovered, and as someone who felt he had been close to death, he has vowed to spread awareness.