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Coronavirus: Philippines Embassy reacts to new case in UAE

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on February 9, 2020
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Embassy 'will coordinate fully with UAE health authorities on the case'.

The Philippine Embassy in the UAE has issued a statement after a Filipina woman - along with a Chinese person - was recently diagnosed with novel coronavirus.

The Embassy plans to 'fully coordinate with UAE health authorities on the case", and has confirmed that the affected Filipina is under observation and will be given the highest standard of medical care.

The Embassy also reminded "all Filipinos in the UAE to always follow the hygiene protocols of the MoHAP and the World Health Organization."

The embassy additionally warned its citizens against spreading misinformation on social media, advising that they should rely on the UAE health authorities to get officially verified information.

The news comes after the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III apologized for mistakenly saying that a Filipina had died in Dubai from coronavirus. Tests proved that the woman had died from another respiratory illness.

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