Filipino in Singapore tests positive for novel coronavirus

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A Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the first confirmed case involving a Filipino in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) — A Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the first confirmed case involving a Filipino in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

The DFA said the Filipino is in isolation in Singapore's National Centre for Infectious Diseases, citing the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore.

"[Singapore] health officials to monitor the condition and well-being of our kababayan," said DFA Undersecretary Brigido Dulay on Twitter.

The global death toll from novel coronavirus is at 2,458. As of Sunday noon, Singapore had at least 89 confirmed cases.