THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed that there are now a total of 11 Filipino nationals who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Singapore.
In a report to the DFA, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore said information from the Singaporean Ministry of Health (MOH) said the 11th Filipino national who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17 is currently confined in a hospital and is in isolation.
The first Filipino national diagnosed as COVID-19-positive, has been given a clean bill of health and was discharged from the hospital on February 28.
Another Filipino has recovered and was discharged from hospital on March 14.
This brings the total number of active cases of COVID-19-positive Filipinos in Singapore down to nine. The majority of the newly diagnosed active cases are considered as imported cases by the Singapore MOH.
The Embassy is in close coordination with the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore and stands ready to extend assistance to the COVID-19-positive Filipino nationals as needed.