The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed on May 27 that 29 more Filipinos outside the Philippines have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)—bringing the total number to 2,644.
Of the confirmed cases, 930 have already recovered while 1,400 are still undergoing treatment.
The death toll among Filipinos overseas, meanwhile, now stands at 334 after six new deaths were reported in the Middle East.
The DFA assured that it is constantly monitoring Filipinos abroad and coordinating with relevant agencies to accommodate stranded citizens.
The DFA gave assurances it is monitoring the status of overseas Filipinos and working to repatriate those stranded as countries start to ease travel restrictions.
27 May 2020
With 29 new confirmed cases reported today by our Foreign Service Posts (FSPs) across the four major geographical regions, the total number of COVID-19 infections involving Filipinos abroad is now 2,664. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/ijDh8I7mXT
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) May 27, 2020