DFA: Hong Kong reports 5th case of Filipino infected with COVID-19

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – Another Filipino migrant worker in Hong Kong tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Consulate General said.

In a statement Tuesday, the consulate said it has received information from Hong Kong authorities that a fifth Filipino is placed under quarantine after contracting the virus.

In a separate tweet, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said the Filipino worker is asymptomatic.

The consulate also reported that there are four other Filipinos currently under quarantine for having contact with their virus-infected employers.

In an earlier statement, the consulate said the first Filipino to test positive for coronavirus has recovered and has been discharged from the hospital.

“The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong is extending all necessary assistance to them,” it said.

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