Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirmed 1st case of Pinoy infection

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where a Filipina domestic worker is being treated for coronavirus. Photo via Wikimedia Commons



A 32 year old Filipino domestic worker was diagnosed positive of Covid-19. She is now in isoloation at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.

According to Chuang Shuk-kwan, communicable disease chief at the Center for Health Protection, she has been sick with cough and fever since early this month. Initially, she was tested negative but returned a positive result after three days on Tuesday.

She became Hong Kong’s 61st confirmed case of Covid-19. On Feb. 13, her 67-year-old female employer was diagnosed as 52nd confirmed coronavirus patient.

Chuang said that the center has been trying to contact the woman’s friends, at least 10 of whom were picnicking with her outside Hong Kong City Hall on Feb. 9.