COVID cases among overseas Filipinos top 10,000

Published August 24, 2020, 5:49 PM

by Roy Mabasa

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported that the total number of COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad have breached the 10,000 mark.

(Jansen Romero / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

This came following reports of 19 new confirmed cases and nine new deaths recorded by the various foreign service posts in the Middle East.

On the other hand, the DFA also saw a spike of 61 new recoveries among overseas Filipinos in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad is now 10,003. Of them, 3,247 are undergoing treatment, 6,014 have recovered, and 742 died due to COVID-19 infections.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Consulate General in Macau has deployed two composite teams to check on the members of the Filipino community in the aftermath of the Category 10 typhoon “Higos” (severe tropical storm “Helen in the Philippines) that struck Macau last week.

Consisting of officials of the consulate and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas-Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) in Macau, the teams visited a total of 16 designated shelter areas.

No Filipino was reported hurt or needed help in any of these temporary shelters, according to the consulate.

Leaders of various Filipino community organizations contacted by the consulate also reported that their members were all safe.

 
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