No more Filipinos under quarantine in Hong Kong – consul general

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The last remaining Filipino under quarantine in Hong Kong for possible coronavirus infection has been released, Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong Raly Tejada said Thursday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) — The last remaining Filipino under quarantine in Hong Kong for possible coronavirus infection has been released, Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong Raly Tejada said Thursday.

Tejada said the Filipina "is healthy and has returned to her place of work."

However, two Filipinos who tested positive for the infection are still in the hospital. Tejada said they are no longer showing symptoms. One of the patients is expected to be released on Saturday, he added. 

Hong Kong has recorded two deaths and at least 94 cases of the COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by the deadly virus.

The Philippines has banned the entry of travelers from Hong Kong, China, Macau and South Korea's coronavirus-hit North Gyeongsang Province. It has also banned travel to those areas, as well as the whole of South Korea.

Overseas workers, permanent residents and Filipinos leaving for study are exempted from the travel restrictions to Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea. Exempted from the entry ban are arriving Filipinos with their foreign spouse and children, permanent residents in the country, and members of the diplomatic corps.