On his Instagram account, the actor expressed his gratitude to family, friends, and the medical frontliners who all have helped him fight through the journey of having coronavirus.
“I want to thank my loving family & friends who kept me and my Dad in good spirits. Thank you to all the hardworking doctors,nurses, & crew of Cardinal Santos Medical Center who took good care of me and my Dad,” he wrote. “Mga bayani kayo and salamat sa lahat ng sakripisyo na ginagawa niyo para sa ating bayan.”
“Most importantly I want to thank God for giving me strength. Definitely this pandemic made me more closer to Him. I promised God that I will come out stronger mentally, physically, & spiritually after this experience. God is good,” he added.
Beforehand, Enzo’s father, 1PACMAN Party List Representative Eric Pineda revealed to the press that he had contracted the virus.
By Wednesday, September 23, during the digital conference for the drama series Ang sa Iyo ay Akin featuring her and Paulo Angeles, Michelle Vito was asked by the press regarding how her boyfriend Enzo was during and after the journey and whether she was with him during his battle.
“Physically with him, hindi po kasi kailangan niya ng quarantine, and then nag-stay sila sa hospital kasama ng dad niya,” she said. “Siyempre, lagi ko siyang kinakausap kasi medyo napa-praning siya and all, but he’s okay now and ’yong dad niya okay na din. So, mabuti okay na lahat, natapos na.”
Michelle added that Enzo and his father only had mild symptoms.
“At least, hindi masyado mabigat sa pakiramdam na grabe ’yong nararamdaman nilang sakit and all,” she said. “So, thankfully, buti na lang po, okay na lahat.”
However, Michelle said she has not seen her partner yet, even after being discharged from the hospital.
Another member of the press asked how Michelle’s life was during the pandemic, especially knowing that a loved one had been affected by COVID-19.
“Hindi natin alam noong umpisa anong mangyari after a few months,” she said. “Half a year na ngayon, nandito pa rin tayo sa lockdown and may pandemic pa din,”
Michelle added that the introvert in her thought that she is not fully affected by the lockdown caused by the pandemic, yet with a loved one like Enzo being affected by the virus, she realized a lot about it.
“Mahirap and, parang, [’pag] may pandemic kasi, alam lang natin na may virus nandiyan siya,” she said. “But once na, parang, may malapit sa’yo na nagkaroon ng COVID, parang doon talaga maghi-hit sa’yo ’yong nangyayari, eh.”
“Doon ’yong parang ma-re-realize mo lahat. Magkakaroon ka ng mas mabigat sa pakiramdam. ’Yong parang ganito pala talaga, ganito pala talaga ’yong nararamdaman ng ibang tao, ganito pala talaga ’yong nararamdaman ng frontliners, ’yong kaba nila, ’yong everyday kailangan nilang isipin and ’yong bigat sa pakiramdam nila,” she added.
However, she expresses gratitude that her loved ones are now okay, but realized the lesson she learned throughout the experience.
“Siguro, hindi ako ngayon ganun na kakampanti,” she said. “I mean, kasi, kahit nasa bahay ka lang talaga, pwede ka talagang makakuha ng virus, eh. So, kailangan talaga natin maging extra careful po talaga lahat.”