Pinoy coronavirus patient in Singapore 'stable': envoy

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Posted at Feb 28 2020 10:34 AM

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The first and only Filipino who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Singapore so far is "stable," an envoy of Manila said Friday.

The Filipino, a permanent resident of Singapore, was still confined at a hospital, said Philippine Consul General in Singapore Adrian Bernie Candolada.

Singapore has confirmed 96 cases of the disease, of whom 66 recovered and were discharged from hospitals as of Thursday noon, he said.

"Mataas po iyong recovery rate ng Singapore," he told DZMM.

A man wearing a mask in precaution of the coronavirus looks on along the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade in Singapore Feb. 19, 2020. Edgar Su, Reuters

Grocery stores have returned to normal after an episode of panic buying in the first week of February 7 after raised its alert level over the outbreak, added Candolada.

However, some shops are running low on rubbing alcohol and face masks, he said.

Singapore authorities earlier urged the public to avoid crowded areas. Catholic Masses in the city-state are suspended until further notice, Candolada said.

DZMM, Feb. 28, 2020