COVID-19 strikes Pinoy in South Korea

A FILIPINO in South Korea tested positive for the coronavirus -19 (COVID-19), the Philippine Embassy in Seoul  said.

"The Philippine Embassy in Seoul received confirmation from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) that a Filipino national tested positive with Covid-19 on 20 March 2020. This is the first confirmed case of Covid-19 infection involving a Filipino national in South Korea," the embassy said Friday night.

He was tested at a hospital in South Korea on March 19 and was confirmed to be positive for Covid-19 the following day.

In a statement, the embassy said it was closely coordinating with the KCDC and local health authorities and is ready to assist the Filipino national as needed.