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Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 2,523

May 24, 2020 - 7:25 PM

There are 3 new deaths recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities among overseas Filipinos to 294

Two Hundred Fifty Three repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) return to Cebu City from Manila as they arrive in Pier 5 aboard 2go Passenger Ship on May 23, 2020. The OFWs already received their negative result after a swab test was done to them administered by the Sub-Task Group for the repatriation of OFWs as they will still render 14-days quarantine in the City. Photo by Gelo Litonjuan/Rappler

Filipina nurse wounded in Libya blast

May 24, 2020 - 6:20 PM

The 60-year-old nurse sustains a shrapnel wound after an artillery round exploded outside her housing compound in the outskirts of Tripoli

Overseas Filipinos with COVID-19 now 2,522 with 291 deaths

May 23, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Some 878 Filipinos abroad have recovered from the coronavirus

TRADE GOES ON. Containers are seen being loaded on a cargo ship at Port Botany in Sydney, Australia, on March 27, 2020. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Over 2,500 overseas Filipinos positive for coronavirus

May 22, 2020 - 6:47 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs counts 287 deaths so far

QUARANTINE. In this file photo taken on May 8, 2020, women ride a bicycle past the Colosseum monument in Rome during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

House panel eyes additional P5-billion aid for OFWs

May 22, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August

LIVES INTERRUPTED. A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Manila on April 2, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

6 more Filipinos abroad contract coronavirus; total at 2,461

May 21, 2020 - 7:33 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports only one additional death in the Middle East

QUARANTINE. A man wearing a face mask skates in front of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California, on May 9, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Apu Gomes/AFP

Number of Filipinos abroad positive for coronavirus rises to 2,455

May 20, 2020 - 5:40 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports 4 more deaths and 24 new cases

TREATING CORONAVIRUS. Medical staff transfer a patient along a corridor at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in Blackburn, north-west England on May 14, 2020. Photo by Hannah Mckay/Pool/AFP

Another 26 Filipinos positive for coronavirus overseas; total at 2,431

May 19, 2020 - 6:39 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports one new death, bringing the death toll to 280

PANDEMIC. A man wearing a face mask walks in Trastevere district in Rome on April 29, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

International Atomic Energy Agency gives PH medical supplies

May 19, 2020 - 12:09 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says a mobile x-ray, protective equipment, and materials needed to conduct coronavirus tests are among the items given directly to the Department of Health

TESTING CENTER. This photo shows the Philippines' main testing center, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Photo from RITM

Over 2,400 Filipinos abroad test positive for coronavirus

May 18, 2020 - 9:16 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports 8 new cases and 2 more deaths

CASES RISE. A funeral worker wearing protective clothing as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, walks through Caju cemetary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 9, 2020. Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP

Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 2,397

May 17, 2020 - 7:36 PM

There are 3 new deaths recorded on Sunday, May 17, bringing the total number of deaths to 277

Health workers fill out documents before performing tests for COVID-19 coronavirus on other health workers at the screening and testing tents set up at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)

Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus now at 2,360

May 16, 2020 - 5:08 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says 5 more Filipinos abroad died from the coronavirus disease

PROTECTIVE GEAR. A passenger wearing a face mask and protective suit walks through Terminal 1 of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic on May 13, 2020 in Queens, New York. Photo by Johanne Eisele/AFP

PH reopens embassy in Sweden after 8 years

May 15, 2020 - 11:43 PM

The embassy will also have jurisdiction over Finland

BUSY STREET. People walk at Drottninggatan in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 1, 2020. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus now at 2,331

May 15, 2020 - 8:49 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs records no new COVID-19 deaths

PROTECTIVE MEASURES. Shoppers clad in protective gear, including face masks and shields and latex gloves walk through the Tajrish Bazaar in Iran's capital Tehran on April 25, 2020 during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 2,322

May 14, 2020 - 5:46 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says there are no new coronavirus deaths among Filipinos abroad, keeping the death toll at 269

TREATING CORONAVIRUS. A medical staff gets out from a tent of a testing point for the COVID-19 coronavirus in central Moscow on May 2, 2020. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

77 more Filipinos get coronavirus abroad; total at 2,310

May 13, 2020 - 7:35 PM

The death toll among Filipinos overseas stands at 269

OUTSIDE. People gather to watch the sunset on a viewing platform in Tamar Park overlooking Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon skyline in Hong Kong on May 5, 2020. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 2,233

May 12, 2020 - 5:56 PM

One new death is recorded in the Middle East, raising the death toll among Filipinos overseas to 261

TREATMENT. A member of the clinical staff wears personal protective equipment as she cares for a patient at the Intensive Care unit at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, on May 5, 2020. Photo by Niel Hall/Pool/AFP

17 more overseas Filipinos contract coronavirus; total at 2,195

May 11, 2020 - 8:19 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says an additional 7 Filipinos died due to COVID-19

CASES CLIMB. Residents queue for their food at Tuas South foreign workers dormitory that has been placed under government restriction as preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 on April 19, 2020. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Nearly all 38 Filipinos positive for coronavirus in Australia now recovered

May 11, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Only 1 Filipino has yet to recover from the disease, says Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma Hellen De la Vega

TRANSITIONS. A man jogs in Melbourne on May 8, 2020, as Australia's government unveiled a 3-stage plan to get the economy back to a new 'COVID-safe' normal by the end of July. Photo by William West/AFP

No new coronavirus case involving Filipinos abroad for the first time

May 10, 2020 - 7:20 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says 'while it could be that this is just a result of weekend dips in reporting, it is still worth taking note'

A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Malate. Manila on April 2, 2020, for the start of their 14-day quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Overseas Filipinos with COVID-19 now 2,178, with 253 deaths

May 09, 2020 - 5:44 PM

Some 640 Filipinos abroad have recovered from the coronavirus

HONG KONG SUNSET. People gather to watch the sunset as they stand on a viewing platform in Tamar Park overlooking Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon skyline in Hong Kong on May 5, 2020. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus breaches 2,000; deaths hit 244

May 08, 2020 - 7:52 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says 1,322 out of the 2,140 Filipinos are still undergoing treatment

LIFE IN A PANDEMIC. Filipinos who availed general amnesty granted by the Kuwaiti government wait at the Kuwait International Airport on April 3, 2020. File photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP

21 more overseas Filipinos test positive for coronavirus; total at 1,922

May 07, 2020 - 11:48 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports 7 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 222

PANDEMIC. Health workers wearing protective equipment walk behind glasses inside a hospital where patients infected with the COVID-19 are being treated in Khimki, outside Moscow on May 3, 2020. Photo by Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP

Nearly 2,000 Filipinos overseas get coronavirus

May 06, 2020 - 4:52 PM

1 new death is recorded in the Americas, bringing the death toll due to the disease to 215

PHYSICAL DISTANCING. A woman wears a face mask as she walks across a zebra crossing in Hong Kong on April 28, 2020. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

48 more Filipinos abroad test positive for coronavirus; total at 1,867

May 05, 2020 - 10:45 PM

No new deaths are reported, keeping the death toll at 214

PANDEMIC. An employee cleans a public bus as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian on April 15, 2020. Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP

Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climbs to 1,819

May 04, 2020 - 11:39 PM

The death toll stands at 214

DESERTED. A man wearing a face mask walks past blank screen at the departure hall at Singapore Changi Airport's terminal 2, which is set to suspend operations for 18 months from May 1, 2020. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 1,751

May 03, 2020 - 7:55 PM

More than half of the deaths are in the Americas, with 120 deaths as of Sunday, May 3

A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Malate. Manila on April 2, 2020, for the start of their 14-day quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Overseas Filipinos with COVID-19 now 1,741 with 207 deaths

May 02, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Some 465 Filipinos abroad have recovered from the coronavirus

DESERTED. This empty pedestrian area is seen in Cologne, western Germany, on April 19, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

DFA to implement 'new normal process' at consular offices

May 02, 2020 - 9:52 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs will implement new rules at its consular offices to protect both the public and its personnel during the coronavirus outbreak

Number of Filipinos overseas with coronavirus climbs to 1,707

May 01, 2020 - 5:21 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs announces 30 more cases and 1 new death

CONTACT TRACING This photo taken on April 25, 2020 shows medical workers wearing protective gear looking for close contacts with patients that tested positive on nucleic acid tests for  COVID-19 in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province. Photo by STR/AFP/China OUT

33 more Filipinos overseas get coronavirus; total at 1,677

Apr 30, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports 2 new deaths, bringing to 201 the number of fatalities

EMPTY. A picture taken on April 9, 2020 shows a man riding his bike on the deserted commercial street via Dante in center Milan during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

PH protests China districts, features in West PH Sea, asserts Hague ruling

Apr 30, 2020 - 5:38 PM

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says it does not recognize names given to maritime features in the Kalayaan Island Group as well as China’s declaration the area is under the jurisdiction of Sansha City

KAGITINGAN REEF. This satellite image dated January 1, 2018, shows Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef) in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe

Number of Filipinos abroad positive for virus rises to 1,644, deaths at 199

Apr 29, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs records 40 new cases and 10 more deaths

COPING IN A PANDEMIC. A member of the Yemeni Civil Defense sprays disinfectant on his colleague in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 12, 2020. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Over 200 overseas Filipinos test positive for coronavirus; total at 1,604

Apr 28, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The latest figure marks the largest overnight increase of coronavirus cases among Filipinos abroad in the past month

PANDEMIC NOT OVER. People wearing masks walk past a coronavirus awareness sign outside the World Health Organization in Washington, DC on March 30, 2020. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

52 more Filipinos abroad get coronavirus; total at 1,395

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:58 PM

The confirmed cases include 186 deaths and 380 recoveries

EMPTY. A man walks the near-deserted streets of London on April 16, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 1,343

Apr 26, 2020 - 8:30 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the cases can be found across 44 countries – mostly in Europe and the Asia Pacific

A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Malate. Manila on April 2, 2020, for the start of their 14-day quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

152 more overseas Filipinos contract coronavirus; total now 1,337

Apr 25, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says 184 overseas Filipinos have died of COVID-19, while 328 have recovered

THERMAL SCANNERS. Train passengers in Panama City have their temperatures measured by thermal scanners as a way to detect possible COVID-19 on April 21, 2020. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Another 63 Filipinos get coronavirus overseas; total at 1,185

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:38 PM

The Department oF Foreign Affairs says 177 Filipinos have died while 319 have recovered

ROUTINES SHATTERED. In this file photo taken on April 2, 2020, a man waits to pick up food for a delivery app in California, after losing his job during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Apu Gomes/AFP

Number of overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climbs to 1,122

Apr 23, 2020 - 7:11 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says 162 Filipinos abroad have died while 307 have recovered

PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. Employees transport the body of a COVID-19 victim in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai on April 19, 2020. Photo by Guiseppe Cacae/AFP

30 more Filipinos abroad get coronavirus; total at 1,114

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:32 PM

The number of Filipinos who died due to COVID-19 stands at 159

CASES RISE. Medical workers take swab samples from people to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province on April 16, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

PH protests China’s aggressive moves in South China Sea during pandemic

Apr 22, 2020 - 8:11 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says 2 diplomatic protests are filed over the pointing of a radar gun at a Philippine Navy ship and the declaration the Spratlys was part of Chinese territory

PAG-ASA ISLAND. An aerial view of the Philippines' largest outpost in the West Philippine Sea. Photo from the Center for Strategic and International Studies/Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Filipino coronavirus cases abroad breach 1,000

Apr 21, 2020 - 6:40 PM

Confirmed coronavirus cases among Filipinos overseas climb to 1,084 as the death toll stands at 153

OUTBREAK. Health workers fill out documents before being tested for COVID-19 coronavirus at the screening and testing tents set up at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, on April 15, 2020. Photo by Michele Spatari/AFP

PH counts 6 more Filipinos abroad testing positive for coronavirus

Apr 20, 2020 - 9:15 PM

A total of 990 Filipinos abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus as of April 20

PANDEMIC. A staff member works behind transparent sheets as a preventive measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at a city hall in Fukaya, Saitama prefecture on April 15, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Number of Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 984

Apr 19, 2020 - 7:55 PM

The number of deaths is now at 140, with 81 from the Americas

Health workers at the COVID-19 express lane of the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina City, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

There are now 868 Filipinos abroad with coronavirus

Apr 18, 2020 - 9:26 PM

The death toll reaches 115, most of them come from the Americas

OFWS. A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Malate. Manila on April 2, 2020, for the start of their 14-day quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

80 more Filipinos overseas get coronavirus

Apr 17, 2020 - 6:54 PM

The number of overseas Filipinos infected with coronavirus climbs to 837, while the number of deaths is now at 106

PANDEMIC. A couple wears protective suits as they walk along Market Street in the near-deserted city centre in Manchester, north-west England on April 15, 2020. Photo by Anthony Devlin/AFP

Number of coronavirus deaths among Filipinos abroad exceeds 100

Apr 16, 2020 - 8:56 PM

A total of 757 Filipinos abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Thursday, April 16

OFWs. Filipinos who availed general amnesty granted by the Kuwaiti government are pictured gathering at the Kuwait International Airport Terminal 4, on April 3, 2020 on their home to Manila amid the coronavirus pandemic crisis. File photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP

32 Filipinos overseas get coronavirus; total at 736

Apr 15, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The death toll remains at 88 while at least 6 more Filipinos recover

PANDEMIC. People stand in queue beside a COVID-19 awareness scarecrows placed by the Chennai municipality in India during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown on April 11, 2020. Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP

Over 700 Filipinos overseas positive for coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 6:19 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs reports that the number of Filipinos who died due to the disease now stands at 88

CASES RISE. Medical staff wearing personal protective equipment wait for patients to be transferred to a temporary hospital as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19  in Singapore on April 10, 2020. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

6 more Filipinos abroad positive for coronavirus; total at 660

Apr 13, 2020 - 5:35 PM

No new deaths are recorded overseas, keeping the death toll of Filipinos who died from the disease abroad at 84

PANDEMIC. Grand Central Terminal stands nearly empty due to the coronavirus epidemic on April 10, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP