DFA records first Pinoy COVID-19 death in Israel

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MANILA, Philippines — The first death among Filipinos infected with the coronavirus in Israel was confirmed on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

According to DFA, the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv confirmed that a 65-year-old Filipino woman died last Aug. 23.

The DFA also noted that 39 of the 46 Filipinos in Israel who were suffering from COVID-19 had already recovered and had been discharged from hospitals and quarantine facilities.

Meanwhile, the embassy assured that Filipinos with COVID-19 would continue to receive assistance, including food packs and cash grants of $200 each from the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA).

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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