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102 of 150 Filipinos with COVID-19 in Singapore recover—envoy

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:43 AM June 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Out of the 150 Filipinos who contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Singapore, 102 have already recovered and were discharged from hospitals, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap said Thursday.

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During a televised briefing, Yap said the remaining 48 Filipinos are still in hospitals or are in isolation wards.

“So far, meron tayong 150 Filipinos na COVID-positive dito Singapore but majority of them, 102 of them na-discharge, nakarecover na sila and they have been discharged, leaving only 48 in hospitals or isolation wards,” Yap said.

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(So far, we have 150 Filipinos who are COVID-positive here in Singapore but majority of them or 102 of them have recovered and have been discharged, leaving only 48 in hospitals or isolation wards.)

Singapore has at least 40,000 COVID-19 cases. Of the number, over 31,000 have recovered and at least 24 deaths have been recorded.

Yap said Singapore has relaxed its circuit breaker on June 2 where some restrictions were eased. This means critical sectors and businesses are allowed to resume limited operations.

“We have entered into a more relaxed situation nung June 2. And then starting bukas, papasok na sa phase two [where] even more activities will be allowed,” Yap added.

(We have entered a more relaxed situation last June 2. Starting tomorrow, we will enter Phase 2 where even more activities will be allowed.)

Under phase two, dining in restaurants is allowed and retail shops, parks, and others will be able to partially reopen.

/MUF

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