Another Filipino migrant worker cleared of COVID-19

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The Philippine Consulate General said on April 5 that another overseas Filipino worker in Hong Kong has been discharged from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

This brings to three the number of Filipinos who were cleared of COVID-19 this week. On April 2, the PCG said that two more Filipinos have been released from the hospital. One of these is case no.118, or Jinkie Alhambra.

Alhambra was the fifth Filipina migrant worker to have been cleared of COVID-19. She stayed in the hospital for 28 days after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 10.

The domestic worker and Muay Thai athlete said she got the disease after her employer went to India and came back already feeling “under the weather” on Feb. 29. Her employer, case no.117, was part of at least six people who tested positive for COVID-19 after they took part in a tour to India in February.

There are 16 other Filipinos who remain in confinement. At least 23 Filipinos – a mixture of domestic workers and musicians – in Hong Kong have contracted the virus overall since February, seven of whom have been discharged.

Hong Kong has at least 862 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection with four deaths.