Lone OFW in HK quarantine released; 2 Pinoys with COVID-19 no longer show symptoms

Jan Yumul, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 28 2020 07:53 PM

A woman wearing a protective mask takes a photo in front of skyline building inside a restaurant, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China February 24, 2020. Tyrone Siu, Reuters


HONG KONG - The lone Filipino quarantined in Hong Kong for possible infection of the dreaded new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been released, the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong said Friday.

"She is healthy and has returned to her place of work," said Consul General Raly Tejada. "This brings the number of Filipinos in quarantine to zero."

The migrant worker was earlier deemed healthy and asymptomatic by Hong Kong health officials.

Besides the OFW, two more Filipinos were released over the week after completing their 14-day mandatory quarantine, amid the spread of the coronavirus in the city and mainland China.

Meanwhile, the two Filipinos who tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong remain in the hospital, but no longer exhibit symptoms.

"According to health authorities, the first patient is expected to be released tomorrow," said Tejada.

Up to eight Filipinos were quarantined in Hong Kong, which has a total of 91 cases, as of February 26.

Some 240,000 Filipinos work in Hong Kong.