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2 more Filipinos who caught Covid-19 die in UAE, Philippine consulate reveals

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The Philippine Consulate in Dubai and the Northern Emirates revealed the death of two more Filipinos in the UAE due to Covid-19.

In an interview with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar and Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio, Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes revealed that two more Filipinos have died due to complications brought about by the deadly virus.

Currently, the total number of Filipinos in the UAE who have died due to Covid-19 is 23.

“Marami hong mga kababayan ang tumawag po sa aming mga hotline at sinasabing positive sila. And from our end, kapag sinabing positive sila, nakikipag-coordinate na po kami sa Dubai Police at saka sa Dubai Health Authority para kunin sila at para sunduin sila at dalhin sila sa isang ospital, at the same time, i-contact tracing din iyong mga nandoon na kasama na kanilang tinitirhan,” Cortes said in the Facebook live feed.

The number of deaths in the UAE is now 185 as of this writing.

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