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DOH: 97 foreigners in PH infected with COVID-19, among them 32 Chinese

/ 05:35 PM May 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — One in every three foreign nationals in the Philippines who contracted the novel coronavirus are Chinese, according to data from the Department of Health (DOH).

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In a televised press briefing Friday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that a total of 97 foreigners in the country have contracted the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Of the number, 32 are Chinese, 13 are Americans, five are Japanese, four are Taiwanese, and four are Indians while 39 came from other nationalities.

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It can be recalled that the Philippines’ first three confirmed COVID-19 cases involve Chinese tourists from Wuhan, the origin of the pandemic.

Earlier, authorities also raided an illegal hospital treating COVID-19-hit Chinese citizens inside an upscale village at Clark Freeport in the province of Pampanga.

There are currently 13,597 COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 3,092 recoveries and 857 deaths.

To date, over five million people worldwide have been infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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