MANILA, Philippines – Half of the 80 Filipinos who caught the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, have already recovered.
Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that as of Wednesday, March 4, 40 out of the 80 Filipinos no longer have COVID-19, the disease caused by 2019-nCoV, and will now be allowed to go back to the Philippines.
The rest remain admitted in hospitals in Tokyo, Japan.
“‘Yung sa Japan, we had a total of 80 positive cases. So sa ngayon po, 40 na lang po ‘yung naka-admit sa mga different facilities or ospital sa Tokyo tapos naka-recover na ‘yung 40,” Vergeire said.
(For those in Japan, we had a total of 80 positive cases. So now, only 40 of them remain admitted in different facilities or hospitals in Tokyo while the other 40 already recovered.)
Of the 40 Filipinos who recovered, 21 have already been repatriated to the Philippines and are being treated as “persons under monitoring” by the government.