Fourth Filipino in Hong Kong tests positive for coronavirus


Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 8) — A fourth Filipino has tested positive for the new coronavirus in Hong Kong, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Sunday.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said in a tweet that a Filipino worker tested positive for the virus that causes coronavirus disease, formally known as COVID-19, but is not showing symptoms.

The Filipino worker is in a quarantine facility in Hong Kong for treatment, Dulay added.

In a separate statement, the DFA said the female Filipino worker is in good spirits and is currently admitted in a hospital along with two other Filipinos with the virus.

The first Filipino to test positive for the new virus in Hong Kong has recovered and has been discharged from the hospital, the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong confirmed Friday.

The new coronavirus, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 105,000 worldwide and killed 3,599.

In the Philippines, six cases and one death have been reported.

Source : CNN Philippines


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