DFA tally shows 9,757 Filipinos abroad got sick with COVID-19

Published August 10, 2020, 9:47 PM

by Roy Mabasa

Filipinos in two Asia Pacific countries have recorded three new confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases and seven new recoveries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. 
No new fatalities among Filipinos abroad were reported in the DFA’s latest report of COVID-19 cases.
To date, the total number of overseas Filipinos afflicted with coronavirus is 9,757. Of the total, 3,259 are live cases, 5,790 have recovered and 708 perished due to the virus.  
The DFA assured that its foreign service posts continue to actively monitor the status of the various Filipino communities all over the world and work to safely repatriate stranded nationals home.
On Sunday, about 400 Filipinos, including the remains of four OFWs who died in the massive explosions in Beirut, will be repatriated back to Manila via chartered flight paid for by the Philippine government. 
The Philippine Embassy in Beirut earlier announced that registration for  Filipinos in Lebanon who want to join the next free voluntary mass repatriation will open again from August 18 to September 1.
There are currently around 33,000 Filipinos in Lebanon, many of them working as household service workers.