Sen. Koko Pimentel, Iginiit na Hindi Niya Sinuway ang Quarantine Protocol

The whole nation is on full alert to prevent the soaring cases of coronavirus in the Philippines. From high-ranking officials to law-abiding citizens, everyone is doing their share to prevent causing more COVID-19 infections. However, it seems like some politician is just good at handing out the orders, but not necessarily obeying them.

On March 25, Senator Koko Pimentel earned the ire of the people after disobeying the quarantine protocol. Since March 16, the senator was considered a PUI, or person under investigation. He was ordered to self-isolate until he was cleared of coronavirus. However, that didn't happen.

The senator accompanied his pregnant wife, Katherine, to Makati Medical Center on March 25 for her CS operation. He later tested positive for coronavirus, which means that he put the lives of the people he encountered at risk, most especially his pregnant wife.

After earning the wrath of the nation, the senator tried to pacify the storm by claiming that he never meant no harm. According to Senator Pimentel, he was only excited for the birth of his first child, and he's certain that and father will probably feel the same way too.

"I hope for the understanding of the public, I never meant harm to anyone. Hindi ko po talaga alam na may resulta na ako when I went to the hospital.

I never intended to breach any protocol but I realize now, unnecessarily caused additional anguish, concern to the courageous healthcare workers who we all depend on. I was simply there to be with my wife during the birth of my daughter."

Because of his 'reckless behavior,' MMC had to put on quarantine every staff who had in contact with Sen. Pimentel. He also admitted his mistakes and requested for his pregnant wife and their unborn baby to be taken care of.

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