Pinoy in South Korea, Positive for COVID-19

A Filipino in South Korea tested positive for the coronavirus -19 (COVID-19), the Philippine Embassy in Seoul said.

"The Philippine Embassy in Seoul received confirmation from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) that a Filipino national tested positive with COVID-19 on 20 March 2020. This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 infection involving a Filipino national in South Korea," the embassy said Friday night.

He was tested at a hospital in South Korea on March 19 and was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 the following day.

In a statement, the embassy said it was closely coordinating with the KCDC and local health authorities.

The Embassy also assured it is ready to assist the Filipino national as needed.