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Miracle baby: 1-year-old Filipino child recovers from COVID-19 in UAE

The Philippine Embassy in UAE has announced the recovery of the youngest Filipino patient to date from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after baby Zaine aged 1 year and 6 months, has already tested negative for the virus.
Philippine Ambassador to the UAE H.E. Hjayceelyn M. Quintana expressed her happiness when she learned that Baby Zaine and his mom had recovered. Quintana revealed that she had been personally praying for the miracle baby who was born prematurely in 2018.
“I have known Zaine since he was born 3 months pre-mature in October 2018 and have been personally praying for him since then. I thank God for giving Zaine another miracle,” said Amb. Quintana.

“We rejoice in the recovery of Zaine and join family members of other Filipino COVID patients in UAE in celebrating the recuperation of their affected loved ones.” -Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Hjayceelyn Quintana
The ambassador said that while all Filipinos in the UAE largely feel the impact brought about by the coronavirus, they are one in rejoicing for those who have recovered and in mourning for those who have passed due to the complications brought about by the disease here in the UAE.
“All Filipinos in the UAE, including us at the Embassy, feel and suffer the effects of COVID-19. We rejoice in the recovery of Zaine and join family members of other Filipino COVID patients in UAE in celebrating the recuperation of their affected loved ones. At the same time, we join the families in mourning the loss of those Filipinos in UAE who succumbed to the virus, “ said Amb. Quintana.
Amb. Quintana reminded Filipinos not to be complacent as the UAE begins easing up restrictions. She also urged everyone to be more vigilant and to bear in mind all precautionary measures when they need to step outside of their homes.
“While mobility restrictions are starting to ease, now is the time for continued caution and not for complacency. I therefore urge all Filipinos in the UAE to remain vigilant in exercising COVID-19 precautions such as hand-washing, wearing of facial masks, social distancing, and avoiding going outside one’s home unnecessarily,” said Amb. Quintana.

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