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OFW negative for COVID-19 tests positive upon arrival in Hong Kong


An overseas Filipino worker who tested negative for COVID-19 before leaving the Philippines tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in Hong Kong.

The OFW had a certification from a hospital in the Philippines that she tested negative for COVID-19, according to a report on GMA News' Unang Balita.

However, her swab test done in Hong Kong upon her arrival on March 13 resulted positive.

From the airport, the OFW was brought to a hospital in an ambulance.

She then had a fever and vomiting episodes.

After seven days, her employer brought her to a hotel where she finished her quarantine.

Her employer assumed all the expenses.

It was not determined where the OFW got infected. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday reported one new case of the COVID-19 among Filipinos overseas, raising the total tally to 16,406—KG, GMA News

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