Two OFWs in Kuwait die of COVID-19

Two Filipinos in Kuwait have lost their battle with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a Philippine diplomat confirmed.
This brings the total number of overseas Filipinos who died due to COVID-19 to 199.
In a virtual press briefing on Thursday, Philippine Charge d’ Affaires Charleson Hermosura said the two were among the 51 confirmed COVID-19 cases of Filipinos in the Gulf state.
“Meron po tayong confirmed 51 Filipinos in Kuwait who are confirmed positive for COVID-19, unfortunately, meron na pong 2 na namatay because of the disease,” ABS-CBN News quoted Hermosura as saying.
In Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, Philippine Ambassador Adnan V. Alonto confirmed on Monday that five OFWs succumbed to the disease.
He reported that there are at least 119 Filipinos in Saudi who contracted COVID-19.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the number of overseas Filipinos with COVID-19 stands at 1,644 as of Wednesday.
Some 434 of them have already recovered.


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