APD | More details sought on alleged 2019-nCOV victim in UAE

2020-02-08 21:34 BY APD NEWS

By APD writer Melo M. Acuña

MANILA, Feb 8 (Feb) – The Department of Foreign Affairs said they are coordinating with the health authorities in Abu Dhabi through the Philippine Embassy regarding the case of a Filipino national earlier reported to have been afflicted by the 2019-nCOV Acute Respiratory Disease but now known as Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (NCV).

In a statement released this afternoon, the Department of Foreign Affairs said a report from the Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) disclosed a Filipino national has been under observation and now receives the necessary medical care according to the highest standards in the United Arab Emirates.

The Embassy was reported to have called on Filipino nationals in the UAE to adhere to hygiene protocols from the MoHAP and the World Health Organization (WHO).  They also advised nationals to get their information from UAE health authorities and not to post or share in social media and digital messaging any unverified information.  

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there were 618,726 Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates as of December 31, 2018.