MANILA, Philippines – Former President Joseph Estrada is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Monday, his son, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada announced.
“Our family is overjoyed to announce that our father will finally be discharged from the hospital today,” he said in a post on Facebook.
“We would like to express our gratitude to his doctors for their expertise and care,” he added.
Jinggoy also thanked those who offered prayers and support for their family.
“We would like to thank everyone who prayed with us and supported us through this harrowing experience,” he said.
“But most of all, we would like to thank our Lord Almighty for His love and guidance through all of this,” he added.
Estrada contracted novel coronavirus disease in late March.
Jinggoy on April 13 announced that his father had tested negative for the virus and was transferred to a regular room.
But on April 16, Estrada was moved back to an intensive care unit after his doctors found “a super imposed bacterial lung infection.”
He was later brought back to a regular room after condition improved.