Bagunas tests negative for COVID-19, cleared to go home
Mark Escarlote on May 21, 2020 08:26 PM
(Photo: Arvin Lim)
Bryan Bagunas tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) and was cleared to go home after almost a week since he arrived from Japan.
The Philippine men’s volleyball team star received his swab test result on Thursday, six days after he arrived in Manila.
In a Twitter post by Dyan Castillejo, the 30th Southeast Asian Games silver medalist got his test result through the help of Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and CEO and deputy chief implementer of the national policy against COVID-19 Vince Dizon, Department of Tourism secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat and the Philippine Sports Commission chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez..
Negative Result received and happy to be able to leave hotel after 7 days and go home ! @bryanbagunas01_ SeaG Volleyball Silver Medalist . Thank u for the quick help Vince Dizon and DOT Sec Berna and PSC pic.twitter.com/HtLOiO84BM— Dyan Castillejo (@DYANCASTILLEJO) May 21, 2020
Bagunas, who plays for Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler in the Japan V. Premier League, on Wednesday aired his concerns about the duration of receiving his test result in his Twitter account.
Like other Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and others flying in from abroad, Bagunas had undergo swab testing as part of the government’s preventive measure against the pandemic.
He was holed up in a hotel in Quezon City while waiting for his clearance.
The two-time UAAP champion and Season 81 Most Valuable Player returned to the country after the cancellation of a pre-season tournament in Japan where his team was supposed to participate.
Bagunas, a native of Balayan, Batangas, plans to fly back to Japan in August or September.
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