SENATOR Richard J. Gordon has tested positive for the coronavirus, he said in a statement on Wednesday.

The lawmaker, who had been vaccinated and showed no symptoms, said the tracing process for people he had contact with in the past week had begun. His doctor recommended rest and isolation.

Mr. Gordon said he was unlikely to get seriously ill, get hospitalized or die because his body had produced antibodies against the virus.

He urged Filipinos to get vaccinated with any vaccines. He also called on the government, private sector, humanitarian and civic organizations to work together to bring more vaccines into the country.

The government had taken delivery of 31 million vaccine doeses as of Tuesday, Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri said at a hearing on Wednesday, citing data from the Health department.

He said 11.3 million Filipinos have taken their first vaccine dose, while 6.84 million people have been fully vaccinated. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan