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7-month pregnant OFW in UAE dies of Covid-19; baby saved through CS op


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A seven-month pregnant overseas Filipino worker in the UAE has died due to Covid-19 complications but doctors have successfully saved her baby through Caesarean operation. 

The husband, Joseph Ayson Tiglao told GMA News Online that his wife, Grace Joy, 28, died in late May. 

Joseph, who is a restaurant staff in Abu Dhabi, at his wife’s dying time couldn’t be with her because he himself had also tested positive for Covid-19. 

“At the time, isolated na ako. Nagkausap naman kami ni misis. Nagiging better naman daw sya. Pero lumalala, sobrang nahihirapan siyang huminga kaya in-intubate. Nag-decide sila na mag-CS operation to save the baby,” Joseph further added. 

Their baby was born at 10:30 pm, seven hours later at 5:30 am the following day, her mother died after having twice cardiac arrest.

The baby is still under hospital care and Joseph was declared Covid-19-free on June 27 after testing negative twice for the virus. 

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