DOH: 85 Filipinos overseas infected by COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Eighty-five Filipinos outside of the Philippines have contracted the COVID-19 or novel coronavirus disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.
In a press conference at the DOH main office, Health Chief Francisco Duque III said most of the Overseas Filipinos (OF) infected by the deadly virus were crewmen from the quarantined cruise ship MV Diamond Princess that was docked in Japan.
“Japan recorded the most with 80 crewmen, 70 are admitted and 10 are discharged,” Duque said.
Meanwhile, DOH also recorded one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus from a Filipino in Singapore, who is isolated at National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
Two cases were also reported in the United Arab Emirates, a 34-year-old Filipino who tested positive for the virus on Feb. 22, and another Filipino who was infected by the deadly virus on Feb. 8.
In Hong Kong, there are two Filipinos who were infected by the virus. The recent confirmed case in Hong Kong involved a 29-year-old Filipina who is admitted to a health facility in Hong Kong.
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.