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5th Filipino tests positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective masks following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, during their morning commute in a station, in Hong Kong, China February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

Another Filipino tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hongkong, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Chinese territory to five, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

In a Twitter post, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said the overseas Filipino worker was asymptomatic but tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient is currently confined to a quarantine facility in Hong Kong.

In February, two Filipinos reportedly test positive for COVID-19 however, DFA said that both have already recovered.

READ: DFA: Hongkong confirms 4th case of Filipino with COVID-19


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