Edited by: Odleen Catherny
MEXICO CITY: Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus (Covid-19).
Domingo said in a statement that he is “at home and I feel fine.”
The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said he was going into isolation.
Domingo, who has longstanding ties to Mexico, had suffered from a fever and a cough.
Domingo wrote on Monday that “from the very first symptom I was, as usual, under medical supervision, given my age and my comorbidity.”
“My thoughts right now are with those who suffer and with all those who are generously working to save lives,” he said. “I thank everyone for your affection and once again I recommend everyone to stay safe at home. See you soon.”
For most people, the new Covid-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.