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Second Filipino tests positive for COVID-19 in Singapore


Another Filipino tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Singapore, the Singaporean Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Saturday.

According to MOH's latest report, the 41-year old Filipina domestic worker was among the four new COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Filipina is the employee of another positive case, a 61-year old Singaporean citizen.

Neither had any recent travel history to China, Daegu City, nor Cheongdo County.

They are currently warded in an isolation room at the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, according to the report.

Singapore confirmed its first Filipino COVID-19 patient on February 23. 

Identified as a 41-year old male Singapore Permanent Resident by the MOH, the Filipino was formerly quarantined at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

He was released on Friday as case 89.

"Three more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospital today (Cases 52, 79 and 89)," the MOH reported.

A total of 72 cases in Singapore have recovered from the virus and discharged from the hospitals, according to the MOH.

The 30 confirmed cases still in hospitals were said to be stable or improving. However, seven cases were reported to be in critical condition and have been placed in the intensive care units.

MOH also advised travelers to closely monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention upon display symptoms of COVID-19.

"All travellers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell," the MOH said.

"Travellers should inform their doctor of their travel history. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath), they should wear a mask and call the clinic ahead of the visit," it added. — Joahna Lei Casilao/DVM, GMA News

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