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Hong Kong OFW tested negative from nCoV




A Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong whose employer recently died from novel coronavirus infection has been tested negative from the virus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

The Filipina has been discharged after being quarantined for 14 days, DFA Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns Brigido J. Dulay said in a statement.

The domestic worker, although healthy had no symptoms of nCoV infection, was isolated after her employer became the second person to die from acute respiratory disease caused by nCoV outside mainland China. She was the first Filipino domestic worker to be isolated in Hong Kong.

The DFA said she is now resting in her employer’s home which has been thoroughly sanitized by the Hong Kong Department of Health.

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