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Filipino Health Workers in UK Die due to Coronavirus

At least 29 Filipinos including 18 health workers are thought to have died in the United Kingdom while a number of others are in critical condition due to coronavirus.

Some 21 of these people were confirmed to have died from the virus while the other eight are suspected to have died from Covid-19, according to British media reports.

Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK’s health ministry, announced on April 17 that the UK had 114,217 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 15,464 deaths.Among the dead Filipinos, 18 had worked in the Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) as nurses, porters, healthcare assistants and care home staff.

Filipino health workers “form the backbone of Britain’s healthcare sector,” according to British daily The Guardian.

Source: UCANews

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