MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Sunday that a Filipino tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Singapore.
On Twitter, DFA Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said the Philippine Embassy in Singapore said a Filipino tested positive for the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID 19) and is now in isolation at the city state's National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
"This is first confirmed case involving a Filipino in SG," Dulay said.
Singapore health officials continue to monitor the condition and well-being of the Filipino who tested positive.
The DFA did not give further details.
Meanwhile, Singapore has advised travelers to avoid non-essential travel to the South Korean cities of Daegu and Cheongdo amid the rising number of COVID-19 infections in these areas.
Singapore has 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, according to The Straits Times.