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3 more Filipinos in Hong Kong test positive for COVID-19; total hits 16

Three more Filipinos in Hong Kong have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total to 16 OFWs infected in the host country, the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong said Friday.

In a Facebook post dated March 26, the Philippine foreign office said Hong Kong's  health department had informed the consulate of the three new COVID-19 cases, adding up to 16 OFWs infected.


The Philippine Consulate General advised the Filipino community in Hong Kong to stay home, adding that should there be need to go out, Pinoys must avoid crowded places and practice social distancing.

It also appealed to HK employers to respect the rest day of domestic workers, who prefer to stay at home on their day off.

Likewise, the consulate general assured Filipinos in Hong Kong that assistance would continue amid COVID-19 threat. —Anna Felicia Bajo/LBG, GMA News