Pinay in Singapore tests positive for COVID-19, says health ministry


Posted at Feb 29 2020 10:32 PM | Updated as of Feb 29 2020 11:05 PM

A man wearing a mask in precaution of the coronavirus looks on along the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade in Singapore February 19, 2020. Edgar Su, Reuters

MANILA (UPDATE)—Another Filipino tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Singapore, the country's health department confirmed Saturday.

The Ministry of Health said the second Filipino case in Singapore is a 41-year-old domestic worker, who is now in isolation in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

Health officials said she contracted the virus from her 61-year-old Singaporean employer.

According to the ministry, the employer was infected with COVID-19 despite having no recent travel history to virus hotspots, such as China and South Korea's Daegu and Cheongdo.

The first Filipino who contracted the virus in Singapore was discharged last Friday after he "fully recovered" and was declared "stable" by the health ministry.