One-year-old Filipino baby in UAE now COVID-19 free

Published May 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Gabriela Baron

The youngest Filipino coronavirus patient in the United Arab Emirates has now recovered from the disease, according to the Philippine Embassy.

(Photo courtesy of Zaine's family via Philippine Embassy in UAE)
(Photo courtesy of Zaine’s family via Philippine Embassy in UAE)

Baby Zaine did not exhibit any symptoms but tested positive seven times for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company while in isolation with his mother who had very mild symptoms of the virus. Baby Zaine was treated for three weeks.

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Aurora Quintana hailed the recovery of Baby Zaine.

“I have known Zaine since he was born 3 months premature in October, 2018 and have been personally praying for him since then. I thank God for giving Zaine another miracle,” Quintana said.

Quintana also called on all Filipinos in the UAE to stay safe now that restrictions are starting to ease.

“Now is the time for continued action and not for complacency. I therefore urge all Filipinos in UAE to remain vigilant in exercising COVID-19 precautions such as hand-washing, wearing of face masks, social distancing, and avoid going out of their homes unnecessarily,” she said.