Two people who visited PH tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 13) — Two people with recent travel history to the country have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in Australia.

A male and female, both aged 34, are among the 14 new cases confirmed by the New South Wales' government on Friday, bringing its total to 92. It noted that the two patients were "not infectious on flight."

Earlier, the Department of Health reported that six foreign nationals had tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the country. These include an Australian, a Taiwanese, a South Korean, a Singaporean, and two Japanese nationals.

The country has 52 COVID-19 cases, including five deaths. Majority of the patients are in Metro Manila.

Worldwide, COVID-19 has killed more than 4,720 people, mostly in China, since the outbreak began in Wuhan City in December last year. Over 128,000 people have been infected according to the Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 global tracker.

To prevent infection, authorities are urging people to practice regular hand washing, cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoid close contact with those who exhibit virus symptoms.