PH Consulate General in Jeddah Condoles with Kin of OFW Who Died of COVID-19

JEDDAH 14 July 2020 — The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved family of a Filipino national under its custody who passed away on 07 July 2020.

Hospital reports confirmed that he was COVID-19-positive at the time of his death. His COVID-19 swab test results also confirmed that he was positive with the virus.

The late OFW had a pre-existing health condition (diabetes) when he contracted the virus. The Consulate General has reported the matter to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila with a request to condole with the heirs of the deceased and extend the necessary assistance to them.

It is also with great sadness that Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah announces to the Filipino community in Jeddah and the Western Region of Saudi Arabia that 58 out of the 75 male wards under the Consulate’s custody tested positive of COVID-19. Following the advice of medical authorities in Jeddah, the Consulate has already placed all those COVID-19 positive in a separate quarantine facility. After 14 days, they will be given another test to make sure that they are free of the virus. A third test will be done, if needed.

Those who tested negative have likewise been transferred to a separate facility and they will be given another COVID-19 swab test five days after their last test.

As an additional preventive measure, the Consulate conducted on 10 July a thorough disinfection of its entire premises with the help of a reputable service provider in Jeddah.

The Consulate assures the Filipino community in Jeddah and the Western Region of Saudi Arabia and the families of the Filipino individuals under Consulate General’s custody that it is taking appropriate measures to safeguard the health and safety of everyone under its care. END

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