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The Philippine Consulate General confirmed that a Filipina domestic worker who went to Hong Kong from the Philippines on March 11 has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. She also transited via Taipei, however and remained asymptomatic until March 11. She is the sixth Filipina domestic worker who contracted ...

March 20, 2020
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One more Filipina domestic worker has been discharged after her latest tests showed negative for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus which has infected at least 256 people in Hong Kong. The Philippine Consulate General said on March 20 that the Filipina was "certified COVID-19 free." This means only one Filipina domestic wo...

March 20, 2020
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The Philippine Consulate General said on March 12 that two other Filipinas who previously contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been released from the hospital. This brings down the number of Filipina domestic workers who remained confined for COVID-19 to two. Prior to this, the first Filipina domestic worker who tested positive for...

March 12, 2020
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Another Filipina domestic worker tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on March 10, bringing the tally of infected Filipina domestic helpers to 5, with the first who contracted the disease released recently. The Centre for Health Protection earlier said in a press conference today that the domestic worker of the 117th pers...

March 10, 2020
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The Philippine Consulate General said on March 9 that a fourth Filipino has contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The report came days after the first Filipina domestic worker who tested positive for COVID-19 has been released from the hospital. The Centre for Health Protection earlier said today that the 113th case of COVID-19 in...

March 8, 2020
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The first Filipina domestic worker who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been released from the hospital, the Philippine Consulate General said on March 6. "She is healthy and has since returned to her employer's home," Consul General Raly Tejada said. The 32-year-old Filipina domestic helper tested positive for...

March 6, 2020
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The Health Department reported that another Filipina domestic worker tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on March 4, 2020, making her the third Filipina to contract the virus and the 103rd person to have been confirmed infected with COVID-19 in Hong Kong overall. Philippine Consul General Raly Tejada said that the migran...

March 4, 2020
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All eight Filipinos who have been quarantined after they came in contact with people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19) have already been released, Philippine Consul General Raly Tejada said on March 1. The two Filipina domestic helpers who contracted the virus from their employers still remain at the hospital, howe...

March 2, 2020
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Another Filipina domestic worker tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The Information Office of the Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News that the 90th person in Hong Kong who was infected with the virus is a 29-year-old Filipina domestic worker. Her employer is the 85th case confirmed on Feb.25. The 60-ye...

February 27, 2020