2 more Pinoys abroad test positive for COVID-19


    THE Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said two more Filipinos abroad — one in Brunei and the other in India — have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    Citing reports from the Philippine Embassy in Brunei, the DFA said the Filipino is confined and in stable condition in a health facility in Brunei Darussalam while the one in India was brought to a hospital in Mumbai after complaining of breathing difficulties.

    The DFA said the Filipino arrived in India early this month.

    “The Philippine Embassies in Brunei Darussalam and in India are in close coordination with the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam and the honorary consulate in Mumbai, respectively, and shall extend appropriate assistance to ensure that our kababayans are afforded with maximum care and support,” it added.

    The DFA said they are getting more details from the embassies in Brunei and the consulate in Mumbai and local health authorities in the two said countries.

    As of March 20, the DFA said 129 Filipinos in 13 different countries were infected by the virus that originated in Wuhan City, China. They include 80 from Japan who got infected with the virus while working at the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

    At least 83 have recovered.


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