Filipino active volunteer in Dubai has died to Covid-19 complications on Tuesday, May 12. Melchor Corpuz Mandac worked alongside Dubai Police and other social organization to assist Filipinos in distress.
In an expatmedia.net report, the 48 years old volunteer, who also worked as a mechanic, died in a hospital on Tuesday, two weeks after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
A colleague of the deceased was quoted as saying by expatmedia.net that Mandac was admitted to a hospital in Dubai on Monday, weeks after experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.
“He complained of having cough, fever and muscle pain for weeks, but didn’t think much of it until he had trouble breathing and had to be admitted to the hospital on Monday,” the source said, noting that Mandac was a passionate social volunteer on his free time.
“He was one of the pillars of the organization and never said no when it came to helping Filipinos in need. He was always ready to assist the Philippine missions here,” he added.
As part of Dubai’s protocols, the remains of the Mandac will be cremated.
The family of Mandac in Isabela, Philippines has already been informed about the sudden death of their household member.