By Gabriela Baron
A Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
DFA Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said that the Filipino is currently in isolation at Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Disease.
“This is first confirmed case involving a Filipino in Singapore,” Dulay said.
The undersecretary added that the Philippine Embassy in Singapore was in close contact with the Singaporean health officials to monitor the condition and well-being of the Filipino.
The global death toll from COVID-19 is at 2,458. As of Saturday, a total of 89 people in Singapore have tested positive for the virus.