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Cortes tells Filipinos in Dubai to ‘keep calm, have faith that all these will pass’


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The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates Paul Raymund Cortes told the Filipino community to keep calm amid the increase of Covid-19 deaths among the Filipinos in the UAE.

“We hope our nationals continue to heed the advice of healthcare professionals and the UAE government on taking precautions relative to the spread of the virus . Remain at home don’t unnecessarily go to public places,” he was quoted as saying by

As the movement restrictions in the country eased, Cortes reminded the OFWs that virus threat still remains.

“Remember that the movement restrictions may have eased, but the virus has not abated. Keep calm and have faith that all these will pass and we become more resilient race. May these challenges highlight our humanity,” he added.

Cortes’ statement was made after five more Filipinos in the UAE have died due to the novel coronavirus. The total number of Filipinos who have died due to Covid-19 is now 55 as of May 20.

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