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DOH Says 85 OFWs in Japan, UAE, Hong Kong & Singapore Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Department of Health announced that there are now at least 85 OFWs in Japan, UAE, Hong Kong, and Singapore test positive for coronavirus.

On Friday (February 28, 2020), Health Secretary Francisco Duque reported that there are at least 85 Filipino migrant workers in four different countries all around the world who were tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The OFWs who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease 2019 are working in Japan (80), United Arab Emirates (2), Singapore (1), and Hong Kong (2). The record was based on the report from the International Health Regulations (IHR).

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70 out of 80 patients in Japan are now being treated and confined at the hospital. The other 10 have been discharged after their full recovery from the deadly disease. Eight of them were already repatriated in the Philippines for intense monitoring.

Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Filipino workers from MV Diamond Princess in Japan have already arrived in the Philippines after they have fully recovered from the disease.

Currently, Vergeire is considering the eight Pinoy OFWs who recovered from COVID-19 as persons under monitoring (PUMs).

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