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BREAKING: Filipina domestic worker in Dubai dead from coronavirus – Bello

/ 04:56 PM February 06, 2020
BREAKING: Filipina domestic worker in Dubai dead from coronavirus – Bello

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello. (File photo by DEXTER CABALZA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines – A female household worker who recently died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has tested positive for coronavirus, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed Thursday.

According to Bello, a previous report on the still-unidentified overseas Filipino worker (OFW) did not show coronavirus as a cause of death but medical reports cited coronavirus a day later.

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“Initially, sabi hindi coronavirus – that was a February 1 report.  Pero February 2, coronavirus na, and I met the daughter kanina, and they’re going there to see (her),” he said in an ambush interview. “Pagka-coronavirus, i-cremate agad.”

(Initially, they said it’s not coronavirus – that was February 1 report. But on February 2, they said it was coronavirus, and I met the daughter a while ago, and they’re going to see her. If it is coronavirus, she will be cremated immediately.)

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However, Bello did not immediately specify whether the coronavirus was the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Edited by KGA

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