Hidilyn Diaz catches COVID-19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) – Olympic weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Kahit ako po, nagpositive na po. Ingat po tayong lahat. Magpalakas at sundin lahat ng health protocols," the country's first Olympic gold medalist posted on her Instagram story on Wednesday.

[Translation: I myself have tested positive. Let's all stay safe. Keep healthy and follow all health protocols.]

Diaz contracted the disease despite getting a booster shot last Jan. 4.

The pride of Zamboanga is expected to defend her Southeast Asian Games title in May and Asian Games crown in September.