A Filipina who tested negative for COVID-19 before leaving the Philippines for work later on tested positive for the virus upon arrival in Hong Kong.
The OFW was issued a certification from a hospital in the Philippines that she tested negative for COVID-19.
Filipina Leaves for Hong Kong, Tests Positive Upon Arrival
However, when she had her swab test upon her arrival in Hong Kong on March 13, it was discovered that she already has the virus, GMA News Online reported.
After she tested positive for the virus at the airport, the OFW was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
Eventually, the OFW experienced fever and vomiting.
Seven days later, her employer brought her to a hotel where she completed the rest of her quarantine period.
Her employer assumed all of the expenses for her employee.
It was not determined, however, where the OFW got infected.
Meanwhile, a report by research group, OCTA, revealed that the Philippines is at risk of recording a million confirmed COVID-19 cases before the end of April.
The group, on Monday, added that while it observed some drop in new infections in few cities in Metro Manila, there were also “rapid increases” in other cities.
For its part, the Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday logged a new case of the COVID-19 among Filipinos overseas, raising the total tally to 16,406.
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