2 overseas Filipinos test positive for COVID-19

Published March 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Gabriela Baron

Two Filipinos, one in Brunei Darussalam and another in India, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday.

The Filipino patient in Brunei was reported confirned in a local health facility, and was in stable condition, according to the Ministry of Health in Brunei.

In India, another Filipino national was brought to a hospital in Mumbai after experiencing difficulty in breating. He reportedly arrived in India early this month.

“The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam and in India are in close coordination with the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam and the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Mumbai, respectively,” the DFA said.

It added that the embassies will extend assistance to both patients to ensure they are given maximum care and support.

As of Sunday morning, the Philippines reported 380 cases of COVID-19, with 25 fatalities, and 15 recoveries.