Virus sickened Filipinos increase to 13

Local | 26 Mar 2020 1:46 pm

The number of Filipinos in Hong Kong infected with the new coronavirus has risen to 13, following the addition of  six more people who have tested positive, the Philippine Consulate General said citing the Department of Health in Hong Kong.

The message was posted on the Facebook page of the consulate.

"There are now thirteen  Filipino COVID-19 positive patients undergoing treatment in various hospitals in Hong Kong. The Philippine Consulate General is extending all necessary assistance to them,'' the post said.

"The Philippine Consulate strongly appeals to the Filipino community in Hong Kong to stay at home whenever possible and if there is a need to go out to make sure to avoid crowded places and practice social distancing.

"The Consulate General fervently asks the Filipino community’s cooperation in fighting the disease. Maraming salamat po!''


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