outbrain
Close  

51 Filipinos in Kuwait infected with COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 12:08 PM April 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are at least 51 Filipinos in Kuwait who have contracted the novel coronavirus, Philippine Charge d’ Affaires to Kuwait Charleson Hermosura said Thursday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Of the number, two patients have passed away, Hermosura said during the Laging Handa briefing.

“As of yesterday, meron na po tayong confirmed 51 Filipinos in Kuwait who are confirmed positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, may dalawa na pong namatay because of the disease,” he said.

FEATURED STORIES

(As of yesterday, we have confirmed that 51 Filipinos in Kuwait are positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, two of them have died because of the disease.)

Kuwait is home to over 187,000 Filipino workers based on 2015 data from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

To date, there are reportedly over 3,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kuwait with at least 24 deaths.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: COVID-19, Kuwait, ofws, Overseas Filipino workers
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.