3 Pinoys pass quarantine in HK, return to work

Jan Yumul, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 17 2020 01:26 PM

The Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong. ABS-CBN News

HONG KONG - Three Filipino who were placed under 14-day quarantine for having contact with persons who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been released, the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong said Monday.

The consulate said a total of 7 Filipinos in Hong Kong have been placed under quarantine. Of this figure, 3 have been released after undergoing the 14-day mandatory quarantine and have since returned to their respective places of employment. Most of the Filipinos are domestic workers, the consulate said.

"The remaining 4 Filipinos currently under quarantine remain healthy and asymptomatic," Consul General Raly Tejada said.

"No new case has been reported to Post as of this time. It should be noted that no Filipino has tested positive for COVID-19 in HK."

Hong Kong has 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 1 fatality, and is monitoring 136 persons for suspected infection, according to its Department of Health's Center for Health Protection.