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3 Filipinos diagnosed with coronavirus in Singapore after recent vacation to Philippines


Three Filipinos all of whom recently visited or have a vacation in the Philippines were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Singapore on March 11. This brings to 6 the number of Filipinos with COVID-19 patients in Singapore.


One the Filipino patients, a 37-year old Singapore work pass holder is classified by Singapore as an imported case. Identified only as Case 178.

The patient was in the Philippines from February 11 to 19 and from February 23 to March 2 “to visit a relative with pneumonia who has since passed on,” said the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH)

His Filipino family member in Singapore, a 35-year-old staff nurse at a hospital, also contracted the novel coronavirus which is Case 167, who visits Philippines from February 11 to 17 before diagnosed with COVID-19.


Case 172 is another Filipina case of COVID-19 is a 42-year-old Singapore work pass holder, she was in the Philippines from February 27 to March 2.

There have been 178 coronavirus cases in Singapore as of Wednesday and 6 are Filipinos.

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