48 Filipinos in Singapore with COVID-19 undergoing treatment: envoy


Posted at Jun 18 2020 11:36 AM

A woman wearing a protective mask walks across a bridge beneath the skyline of Singapore's business district amid the coronavirus outbreak, May 27, 2020. Edgar Su, Reuters/File

MANILA-- Forty-eight Filipinos sick with COVID-19 are still undergoing treatment in Singapore, Philippine Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap said Thursday.

The 48 are among 150 Filipinos who were infected with the virus, of whom 102 others were discharged from hospitals and isolation wards, Yap said.

Starting Friday, Singapore said it would allow small gatherings and the reopening of restaurants and shops, in a major easing of the city-state's coronavirus restrictions.

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is "ready to help anybody who needs our help," he said.

As of June 17, the Department of Foreign Affairs said 6,074 Filipinos abroad were found to have COVID-19. Of this number, 466 died while 2,842 have recovered. The remaining 2,766 are undergoing treatment.