Filipina Died in Dubai Due To Strain of Coronavirus, DOLE Sec. Bello Confirms
BELLO – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed that a Filipina died in Dubai due to a strain of coronavirus.
Amid the scare caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus that hit China, the government and its agencies have a lot of monitoring and work to do. They do not only have to monitor the Filipinos who are considered as persons under investigation (PUIs) but as well as the situation of the Pinoys abroad.
In China, several Filipinos have expressed desire to go home amid the outbreak of the nCoV. The Philippine government has assured to extend assistance and the first batch of Pinoys from China will arrive in the Philippines on Saturday.
The outbreak in China has reached several other countries including the Philippines. In fact, the first death case due to the said disease was recorded in PH.
Amid the novel coronavirus scare, a Filipina died in Dubai due to a still undetermined strain of coronavirus. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, her passing was confirmed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III who expressed that arrangements are being made for the repatriation of the OFW’s remains.
The said 58-year-old OFW is from Ilocos Sur but her family is now residing in General Santos City. According to the report, she has worked abroad for 58 years. It was on February 5, 2020 when the woman passed away.
The 58-year-old OFW tested negative for the 2019 novel coronavirus as to the media office of the Dubai government. Her listed “underlying cause of death” were pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Septic shock was her reported “immediate cause of death”.
The woman died in a hospital in Dubai. The daughter of the OFW will be flying to Dubai for the repatriation of her remains.