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Woman from HK under probe for COVID-19 in Zambales

/ 10:37 AM February 13, 2020

IBA, Zambales –– Local Health officials here on Thursday confirmed that they were monitoring a 50-year-old woman from Hong Kong for possible coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dr. Noel Bueno, director of the provincial health office, said the woman is an overseas Filipino worker who arrived in the country on Jan. 28.

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She exhibited mild colds but had no fever or cough, Bueno told the Inquirer in a text message.

The woman is the second recorded case of a patient under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 in the province.

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Bueno said the first PUI case in the province was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday after the confirmatory test yielded a negative result.

Edited by lzb

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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