No Filipinos infected with COVID-19 in Australia, says envoy
MANILA, Philippines — There are no Filipinos infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Australia, the Philippine Ambassador to Canberra said Thursday.
“Wala pong reported infected na Filipino (dito sa Australia). ‘Yan po ang magandang balita na maibibigay ko sa inyo,” Ambassador Ma. Hellen dela Vega said in a televised press briefing.
(There are no reported infected Filipinos here. That’s the good news that I can share with you.)
Nonetheless, the diplomat urged Filipinos there to continue observing health protocols like physical distancing and wearing of masks after the Australian authorities implement a six-week lockdown of Melbourne due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the State of Victoria.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, there are 9,059 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia with 7,575 total recoveries and 106 total deaths as of July 9.
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