Filipino in Singapore tests positive for COVID-19

Published February 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Gabriela Baron

A Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

(REUTERS/Edgar Su/MANILA BULLETIN)
(REUTERS/Edgar Su/MANILA BULLETIN)

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.

 
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