COVID-positive Pinoy in China now well

THE lone Filipino worker who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) upon his return to China has already recovered and no active cases among the Filipino community was recorded, the top Philippine diplomat in Beijing said.

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, during the regular Laging Handa briefing, said "among the Filipino community, not a single case. It's a Covid-free Filipino community here."

He said a Filipino who returned to China in March had tested positive but has recovered.

China has 84,652 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the latest data from World Health Organization said. 

Sta. Romana attributed  the use of mobile application for contact tracing and to monitor cases as well as the use of drones to the continued decrease in cases

"They employed a lot of technology to be able to control the epidemic. Now, the condition here is good," he said.

He said there are more than 200 Filipinos  waiting for the resumption of regular flights to go back home.

"And those who are asking for help, because of the price right now, we are also waiting for the price to go down. But basically, it's the availability of flights," Sta. Romana said.