2 Filipinos test positive for COVID-19 in Brunei, India

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) — Two Filipinos, one in Brunei Darussalam and another in India, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Sunday.

Citing the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam, the DFA said a Filipino national who tested positive for COVID-19 is confined in a health facility in that country and is reported to be in stable condition.

In India, another Filipino national was brought to a hospital in Mumbai after complaining of breathing difficulty. He was reported to have arrived in India early this month.

"The Philippine Embassies in Brunei Darussalam and in India are in close coordination with the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam and the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Mumbai, respectively," the DFA said.

It added that it will extend appropriate assistance to the patients.

As of Sunday morning, the Philippines had 380 cases of COVID-19, with 25 deaths and 15 recoveries.

To date, the disease has killed over 13,000 people worldwide, out of over 307,200 people who have caught the virus since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December last year, according to the Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 global tracker.

Most of the confirmed cases are from Italy.